I copied this from a post on the espn board and wanted to share it here because because I was really surprised with the numbers. Scoughlin1 is the posters name.
I was very interested to see what Rich Rod did at West Virginia against quality teams. Sure he had a pretty good record but how did he stack up against good teams and coaches. I am really glad the athletic director did his homework!!!!
I looked at the Sagarin Rankings dating back from his first year as head coach at WV. This includes bowl games. You can not count the bowl win from last year since he was not coach. I looked at the rankings at the end of the year because thats a true measure of how good your team was. Just like in the NCAA tourney selection. Its not what the team was ranked at the start of the year but the end that counts. Sagarin is very very close to BCS poll and not every poll is perfect but I just used this one because it was easy to look at past seasons and they have a sortable top 30 and top 10 (W-L)
AGAINST TEAMS RANKED IN THE TOP 10
0-9 YES thats no wins and nine loses.
0-11 if season ended today. Yes spread option is 0-11 vs top 10 under RR
Against teams ranked in the top 30
7-17. Pretty good.
7-21 if season ended today, yes spread option is 7-21 vs top 30 if season ended today.
For everyone who says wait until he gets his own players, well the future looks pretty bright.