Posted On: 01/27/19 2:33 PM
The Big 9 presents a problem for the rating system. In my defense, the conference does not help itself out. First of all, by playing a double round robin the conference only leaves four non-conference games. This means the conference data is mostly a closed group of information. The rating system should do a fabulous job to rate the teams within the conference (which I believe it does) but comparing the Big 9 to the rest of the state is made more difficult.
The other reason the Big 9 is not helping itself is because it is not a very good conference overall. The bottom of the conference makes it difficult for the teams at the top to exceed