02-09-12 05:39 PM - Post#119900 In response to Old Bear
Speaking from a baseball point of view, I know exactly how tiring it is to have these conversations. It's like "we've been over this before, I'm right and am backed up by data that's been rigorously analyzed, you're wrong and are letting your eyes fool you".
I admit that I'm a little puzzled by how the pythag can be SOOO much better yet the relative ranking has fallen. It's not very intuitive. Is it zero sum? In other words, if the absolute pythag has risen while relative rank has gone down, does that imply that the tails are much fatter. That conferences 27 and below just suck REALLY bad? Or could, theoretically, every single conference have improved?