« on: Yesterday at 05:07:30 pm »
Wheaton comes into tomorrow night's game at a perfect 6-0, but having faced teams whose combined records are only 8-28. None is over .500
North Central arrives with a 5-1 record, having faced teams who have compiled a 17-19 record. Their lone loss is to UWSP, also 5-1.
NCC's fortunes are boosted by the fact that, in addition to RB Ryan Kent who sat out last week, they will also get back 6'3" 270 pound DT Peter Mann who has missed the last 3 games.
AndOne? What does the records of opponents matter? Didn't affect Wabash in 2012. Its not a factor.
Like all statistics, the value is in the eye of the beholder. It might matter a great deal to the 12th person in line, and not at all to the 13th.
To whatever degree the information is of value, you must admit it is traditional information that is usually disseminated prior to contests in many different sports.
Delving more deeply into what you obviously consider a statistical abyss, one might conclude that a record of 6-1 against teams with a combined record of 8-28 is not overly impressive. Another conclusion might be that the information presented doesn't mean squat. Who can argue with ether perspective?
Perhaps just accept it as informational, and attach whatever value to it that you deem appropriate, while allowing others to do the same.