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Stats of the top five in the BCS

Stats the talking heads will not tell you. Why? Because it speaks of the paper thin records of three of the four unbeaten teams. Its the opponents , their records , the total W-L of the opponents , the combined win percentage ,  and the Strength of Schedule thanks to Rivals.

Oregon: W-L of Opponents

1-8 New Mexico
3-6 Tenn
2-7 Portland St
4-5 Arizona St
8-1 Stanford
1-9 Wash St
4-5 UCLA
6-3 USC
3-6 Wash
5-4 Cal
7-2 Arizona
4-4 Oregon St

Total W-L / W-L % / SoS

43 - 60 / 41.748 % / 94th
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Auburn:

4-5 Ark St
7-2 Miss St
5-4 Clemson
6-3 South Carolina
4-5 Louisiana Monroe
5-5 Kentucky
7-2 Arkansas
8-1 LSU
4-5 Miss
5-4 Chattanooga
5-5 Georgia
7-2 Alabama

Total W-L / W-L % / SoS

67 - 43 / 60.909 % / 7th
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TCU:

4-4 Oregon St
4-5 Tenn Tech
7-3 Baylor
5-5 Southern Methodist
3-7 Colorado St.
2-8 Wyoming
4-5 BYU
6-4 Air Force
1-8 UNLV
8-1 Utah
7-2 San Diego St
1-8 New Mexico

Total W-L / W-L % / SoS

52 - 60 / 46.429 % / 60th

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BSU:

7-2 Va Tech
2-8 Wyoming
4-4 Oregon St
2-7 New Mexico St
6-3 Toledo
1-8 San Jose St
3-6 La Tech
7-3 Hawaii
4-5 Idaho
6-2 Fresno St
8-1 Nevada
3-6 Utah St

Total W-L / W-L % / SoS

53 - 56 / 48.624 % / 70th
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LSU:

6-3 UNC
2-7 Vandy
7-2 Miss St
5-3 West Virginia
3-6 Tenn
6-3 Florida
5-4 McNeese St
10-0 Auburn
7-2 Alabama
4-5 Louisiana Monroe
4-5 Miss
7-2 Arkansas

Total W-L / W-L % / SoS

66 - 42 / 61.111 % / 4th

 

As you see only two teams in the top five have played a schedule that had an overall winning percentage. Not surprising those two teams also play the strongest schedules in the top 5. LSU's SoS according to Rivals is 4th in the nation yet LSU gets talked about for not winning big in their games and/or having close games with their opponents. Well maybe that is because they play the 4th hardest schedule in Div I ? The other three teams play schedules with overall W-L of under 50% and the number one team has the 90th SoS and an opponents win % of 41.748 .

Personally i would trade schedules with any of those three teams (Oregon , TCU , Boise State) straight up and be happy to be undefeated if the media would fawn over us if we played those schedules. Unfortunately i feel they would point to LSU's weak schedule , would call Les lucky for not playing a harder schedule , and would put Wisconson , Ohio St , Mich St , Stanford , Ok St , Nebraska , Utah , and even a few two loss teams like Alabama and Iowa ahead of an unbeaten LSU if we played those schedules. Why would they do that? Because they do not like LSU and Les Miles so even if we could spell the end of the BCS in their eyes like TCU and Boise State or we were a west coast Pac 10 team like Oregon they still would hate us.

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