Phil Steele's 2017 Strength of Wins/Pain of Losses Rankings

(Patrick) #1

Coogs come in tied at 33rd with NC State and Oklahoma State. UCF is 8th

I find this chart to be very interesting every year. How it’s devised is if you beat an FBS opponent you get credit for all their wins over their FBS opponents.

In this first chart below you can see Strength of Wins. Here you can see Wisconsin & Clemson are in the #1 spot on this list. Wisconsin has wins over Utah St, FAU, BYU, Northwestern, Nebraska, Purdue, Maryland, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota and those teams have a total of 69 wins. If you take a look at Clemson you can see the quality of shedule they played. With 1 less win they still equal Wisconsins Combined foe wins at 69. At the bottom you will see the winless team UTEP. While there are only 1 winless team, my chart grades 4 teams as having credit with a win but their foes have not won a single game vs a FBS foe.


good stuff thanks