The strength of schedule metric is what the CFP committee and sports analysts use to keep G5 teams underrated. This measurement is the key to make sure no G5 team moves up too far in the rankings and ensuring their path to the playoffs will be harder than P5 schools.
So this, all important measurement that determines my faith, made me want to know exactly what it is.
- How is the strength of schedule calculated?
- How can you have a strength of schedule measurement at the beginning of the season when no one has played a game?
- Is the SOS determined from how the team performed the previous year?
I believe the CFP committee relies heavily on the SOS in their rankings and have said that they do not look at what happened the previous year and that each team starts with a clean slate. If this is the case, how can they use the strength of schedule if it was determined by performances from the previous year? This sounds like another reason to litigate.
If no one on this board or in college football can say how the strength of schedule is calculated, we may have to find out in a courtroom.