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ESPN's "Strength of Record" snubs Bama, Ohio State from Top 2

This is not the same as strength of schedule.

When the College Football Playoffs come around there are a ton of metrics people use to justify their team getting in. Some of them are the strength of schedule, scoring differential, offensive efficiency or defensive efficiency. Well, we've got another one and it is naturally dominated by some SEC teams, but the top team is from the ACC.

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And here is a little background on it and why it's different from strength of schedule:

We'll see how much the strength of record means to AP voters and Coaches Poll voters as those polls are set to come out this afternoon.


[h/t The Spun]