Again, no surprise. Much like SMU, the SOS for AppState is 116 keeping them well below the other G5s. Difference between SMU & App St? Game Control is nearly 6 pts better for AppState giving them the nod.
No surprise here. The Cowboys have a very decent resume. SOS of 54, 1 T25W, 2 QWs; so what keeps them behind the G5 teams? They have that one L to an opp w/ a win% less than .500 which the committee flags as a bad loss. They'll stay around 20.
Right where they were projected to be. The Broncos have 4 QWs, so what keeps them at the bottom of the upper G5 cluster? The SOS is 94 & the game control is meager at 14.8.
Spot on. With a SOS of 30, they get the nod above the G5 cluster even with 3 Ls and low game control. They also have 3 QWs and 1 T25W under their belt.
Auburn has the lowest game control of the Top 16. So how do they land here? SOS is 4. That's how. They also have 3 QWs and 1 T25W to add to their resume. The resume is why they are a 3L team in the Top 15. No surprise.
The Bears lose close to a Top 10 team & plummet. Its Anti-Big12 bias right? Nope. The committee has the SOS at 105, & thats really a problem when game control is also one of the worst. That tells the committee you've not controlled a weak sched. No surprise.