Fixed that for you. Honestly, your argument makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. If 23-8 Drexel were to win the CAA but lose to 5-22 Towson in the process, they'd still end up with a far better RPI than Towson would. The fact of the matter is that beating Drexel would do more for a team's resume than beating Towson, and losing to Drexel wouldn't hurt a resume numbers-wise as much as losing to Towson. What separates the two teams is the fact that Drexel is capable of beating some of those Power Six teams whereas Towson is not. It's called the Gary Williams philosophy, because he's the coach who was famous for going on record and saying he didn't want to play against strong mid-major opponents. And yes, it is like you say, many Power Six teams choose to schedule sherbert-soft non-conference opponents with the expectation that the conference slate will provide all of the substance their resumes need for at-large bids. The real reason non-Power programs don't like losing to mid-majors is because it looks bad to boosters and fans. Never mind how strong Drexel's numbers end up, the fact of the matter is that a Power Six team lost to a mid-major. In the eyes of fans, donors and administrators, it's about level with the New York Yankees losing to a high school JV baseball team. Wins put more fans in seats than losses do, even if those wins are over teams that play in conferences that many fans have never heard of (Great West).