Texas Tech is 10 spots ahead of us and doesn't have a single Q1 or Q2 win. 0-8
JMU is ahead of us with 4 Q4 losses.
UAB is ahead of us with just one Q2 win.
I know we have discussed this to death, and we haven't been the best this season, but darn dude no matter how I look at this stuff or try to break it down it just seems random af.
Somebody really explain how UABs record whose best win is a neutral # 80 with 3 Q3 losses is objectively better than a squad with wins against neutral # 61 and away # 40 and 1 Q3 loss and 1 Q4 loss. It's just not better in any capacity unless you weigh the Q4 loss way heavier than anything else. Which is dumb cause in any given game a team can just shoot red hot and beat anybody. The whole body of work should matter most. And even if that's the case how does JMU get ranked higher with 4 Q4 losses? Thier best win is an away #65?!?
In case anyone hasn’t been paying attention, in addition to the RPI component (who played, where, outcome), Margin of Victory (i.e. possession efficiency, net scoring margin, etc) is a “huge” NET component. Take a look at JMU’s final scores and where the games were played. Same with Dayton. Then look at ours (scoring margins).
Three main NET factors - opponent/outcome, game location, scoring margin.
Running up the score (or, conversely, keeping it close) matters.