The SOS Argument

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October 21, 2013 at 3:02p
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I was reading through the blogs this morning, and when I saw all of the wailing and gnashing of teeth over the BCS and its unfairness (which I openly participate in, as well), I thought I'd look at the perception of the SOS or lack thereof for the 4 teams at the top. I looked at the records for everyone they've played and who they've got left, and here's what I see - the SOS for the B1G sucks (which we knew and will hear ad nauseum for the rest of the season), for the ACC its looking pretty good, and it is reasonably strong for the SEC and Pac12.

Now, that said, of course the remaining teams on all 4 teams' schedules could be relatively weaker or stronger as the season winds down, but at the end of the day, it appears likely that: the Alabama juggernaut is susceptible to a loss, either against a remaining scheduled opponent or in the SEC CG; Oregon is setting itself up for its usual late season derpishness; and Florida State and Ohio State are the two most likely teams to finish undefeated (although they could be beaten by Miami or lose in the ACC CG).

Net: if we keep winning and the odds play out, we should be fine. Let's continue to enjoy this great time in OSU's football history and debate this great game.

Team Opponent W L C/S
Alabama VA Tech 6 1 C
  TX A&M 5 2 C
  Colo St. 3 4 C
  Ole Miss 4 3 C
  GA St 0 7 C
  KY 1 5 C
  Arkansas 3 5 C
  Tenn 4 3 S
  LSU 6 2 S
  Miss St. 3 3 S
  Chattanooga 5 2 S
  Auburn 6 1 S
    46 38  
Florida St Pitt 4 2 C
  Nevada 3 4 C
  Bethune-Cookman 6 1 C
  BC 5 3 C
  Maryland 3 2 C
  Clemson 6 1 C
  NC State 3 3 S
  Miami 6 0 S
  Wake Forest 4 3 S
  Syracuse 3 4 S
  Idaho 1 6 S
  Florida 4 3 S
    48 32  
Oregon Nicholls St 4 3

C

  Virginia 2 5 C
  Tenn 4 3 C
  Cal 1 6 C
  Colo 3 3 C
  Wash. 4 3 C
  Wash. St. 4 4 C
  UCLA 5 1 S
  Stanford 6 1 S
  Utah 4 3 S
  Arizona 4 2 S
  Oregon St. 6 1 S
    47 35  
Ohio St Buffalo 5 2 C
  San Diego St 3 3 C
  Cal 1 6 C
  FAMU 2 5 C
  Wisconsin 5 2 C
  Northwestern 4 3 C
  Iowa 4 3 C
  Penn St 4 2 S
  Purdue 1 6 S
  Illinois 3 3 S
  Indiana 3 4 S
  TTUN 6 1 S
   41 40  

 

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