Making The College Football Playoff Isn't Just About Winning Games
In most sports, win-loss record tells all — not so for college football.By Carter Woodiel | November 6, 2016
College football fans have heard a certain three-word phrase a lot these past few weeks.
Strength of schedule — in other words, how good the teams you play against are. It's a huge factor in whether a team can make the College Football Playoff, and the selection committee says so. Thing is, it's sometimes at odds with how often a team wins.
If you've got a strong schedule like a team in the SEC, you might be forgiven for a loss or two. But other teams, like Washington this year, could see their playoff chances plummet if they lose just one game.