LSU has been lauded for their amazing schedule but if you look closely at their out-of-conference match-ups, they have one good win (blowout over Georgia Southern). Their other victories are over a mediocre Big 12 team (Texas), an awful Southland Conference team (NW State) and an average Mountain West squad (Utah State).
Our OOC schedules includes blowouts of Cincinnati (#1 in the AAC), FAU (#1 in Conference USA), and Miami of Ohio (#1 in the MAC). Based on our play and those victories, we really should be #1. Obviously, we still have to focus on winning out but I am beginning to doubt that the Playoff Committee will move LSU off the 1 line and part of the reason is the media narrative that LSU's schedule has been daunting while ours is average.