Regarding strength of schedule – here’s how I view it and comparing teams. Getting into the weeds is fine if you feel good about that. My take is this – you line up and play who is on your schedule and I’m a lot more concerned about teams who we have to play that win their games… as opposed to those who may lose but play harder teams.
This Pitt team is no better than their schedule says it is. Plain and simple. Last two years’ teams were good ones at 8-5. This team is pretty crappy so far at 3-5. Parse it all you want but what matters, and I have heard this 1,000 times from readers on here, is winning games.
Now and with that said if we continue to win games I’ll think this team is better than then it is right now. But as it stands for this week and for this season I really don’t care if past opponent OK State is higher ranked than us because – so were PSU and Clemson last season and we beat them.
Again – play the foe in front of you and if you win the day than you are a better team than they are, if you lose you are a lesser team… on that day. Pretty simple formula there I think.
So – when the NCAA lists that the teams we still have to face have won more than they lose I think those are the tough teams to beat – if they lose more than they win I think we have a better shot. Honestly, all this comparing teams from this season to that season to the other season and saying we played easier teams then or harder ones now is pretty much excuse making for the present play of the team.
Here are some bits from Pitt’s Media Dept:
For saturday’s game against Virginia – remember these game notes are great reading for backgrond on each program and to have on hand while actually watching the game being played out
PITT (3-5, 1-3 ACC) vs. VIRGINIA (5-2, 2-1 ACC)
October 28, 2017 • 12:30 p.m., ET
Heinz Field (68,400/Natural Grass) • Pittsburgh, Pa.
RSN (AT&T SportsNet) • Pitt IMG Sports Radio Network