I was reading Doc Saturday's post on the Big Ten's conference race and I was a little perplexed about something. I did some research so I think it is correct , but if I'm mistaken please correct me as this is part information post part venting.
So the scenario of Iowa, Wis and MSU tying for the title seems to be favoring MSU as the winner due to this breakdown.
They all split the head to head so they go to out of conference records which eliminates Iowa for losing to Arizona. Then they go back to head to head between Wisc and MSU and it goes to MSU.
Using OOC records to determine a conference champion is insane.
If you don't play everyone in conference you need to look at the conference records of the opponents. This isn't a pile on Sparty post, I just think it is stupid regardless of who the team is, you can't have the easiest in conference schedule and the easiest non-conference schedule and win on tiebreakers.
Does. Not. Compute.
Well this is the last year of this format so it won't matter moving forward, but that is a pretty cheap way to back yourself into a Rose Bowl if you ask me.