Arda K wrote:difference is osu already proven they can dominate very good teams. that's the problem with washington, unlike all the other teams in top 6 there is no point of reference for them
Based on the small sample size that we have, I think it's pretty fair to put Washington and Ohio State on pretty much even ground, with Washington ahead one spot. Washington has played a softer schedule - no arguing that - so if the records matched, Ohio State would be justly ranked higher. Since the records don't match...seems like a bit of a stretch to have OSU leapfrog UW.[I like using the computer rankings for reference, but Arda seems particularly anti-Sagarin, so I'll use Massey, which seems to map a little closer to voters' rankings.]vs teams outside Massey top-20
Washington: 7-0 . . . 6 dominant, 1 close
Ohio State: 6-0 . . . 5 dominant, 1 closevs teams in Massey top-20
Washington: 2-0 . . . 1 dominant, 1 close win
Ohio State: 2-1 . . . 1 dominant, 1 close win, 1 loss
I don't think it's much of a leap in logic to think that Washington would be either 2-1 or 3-0 against the Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Penn State slate, and then 6-0 vs the rest of OSU's schedule.