Alas, Jeff Sagarin hasn’t released his 2014 college football strength of schedule ratings just yet. Neither have many others.
But according to the NCAA formula, Washington State has the 36th toughest schedule in the nation.
The NCAA metric is inherently flawed, it is based solely on the opponents’ win/loss record from the previous season, so it takes into account starters and key reserves who are no longer there.
That understood, it remains the NCAA official metric.
So while we wait for Sagarin (and others) to release their strength of schedule ratings, we’ll make do with the NCAA’s.
The 2014 NCAA’s strength of schedule rankings for the Pac-12:
Washington State: 36th
Arizona and Oregon: tied for 49th
UCLA and Oregon State: tied for 60th
Early look at Cougs' strength of schedule
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