I agree on this 100% for the simple fact that the SOS in the SCIAC is awful right now. A majority of the non-conference games will wrap up in the next few weeks and once they do, the SOS for the SCIAC teams will pretty much stay stagnant.
SOS of the SCIAC Schools as listed on this site.
Cal Lu- 75
La Verne- 181
The standings right now do not really tell me much as far as the top 4 go but I look at the results overall to see who I think makes the top 4. The SOS of the SCIAC really hurts a lot of teams looking to get an at-large bid if they don't win the SCIAC tourney and at this point the SCIAC is a one bid league. I don't see that changing by the end of the year.
If I recall, Cal Lu's SOS wasn't typically below 100.
And typically the other SCIAC teams weren't below 150.
CLU's early season games out of conference games against Linfield, Pacific, Sul Ross and Kean must be contributing. And they still have Berry (2x), Willamette, Williams (2x), Linfield (again), Puget Sound and big 3 games away against sister school Pacific Lutheran.
Let's see if Slims attempt to improve SOS helps in the end. I'm Probably oversimplifying and it's too obvious saying: they need to win them and do better in SCIAC for their SOS to be of any value.