- Aug 20, 2011
Please don't take this the wrong way, but what the heck are you talking about?All power conference teams with high NET ratings all played at least four or more road games out of the conferences. Two neutral site games is counted as one road game. So this year we only played two road games out of the conference. Our schedule has deducted 20 points from the start without losing a game.
I am not quite sure where you get two neutrals = one road. That has never been announced, as well as any other part of the algorithm, only the items that make it up. But let's go with that for S&G.
Looking at the top 10 teams in the NET rankings (based on games through Saturday), exactly 3 (that's three) teams have played 4 or more road games (again, with the at-best dubious 2 neutral=1 road assumption) - UNC, Purdue, and Wisconsin. And that is the top 10 P5 teams. Gonzaga played a total of 4, but they play in the WCC - they have to. Even Houston (#7) played only a total of 2 'road games', and they're in the American.
You were correct about Syracuse - by your 2N=1R calculation we played only 2 road games. Michigan only played 2 also. Duke, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Texas Tech all played 2.5.
So I'm not sure where you came up with "All power conference teams with high NET ratings all played at least four or more road games out of the conferences." Did you think no one would look this up? It's what I do.
I'm also puzzled by what you mean by "Our schedule has deducted 20 points from the start without losing a game". 20 points of what? From what?