Which team is better?
2 wins vs. 1-AA/FBS opponents
45.9 points per game on offense (5th)
557 yards per game on offense (2nd)
21.1 points allowed per game on defense (43rd)
24.8 scoring margin
126th toughest schedule according to Colley Rankings
116th toughest schedule according to GBE
Against toughest opponent: home vs. 4-3 team, in overtime, by 6 points
1 win vs. 1-AA/FBS opponent
56.6 points per game on offense (1st)
624 yards per game on offense (1st)
27.1 points allowed per game on defense (80th)
29.5 scoring margin
129th toughest schedule according to Colley Rankings.
120th toughest schedule according to GBE
Against toughest opponent: home vs. 4-3 team, by 35 points
Both teams have played against atrocious schedules. One has played slightly worse opponents, but the other has played 2 lower division opponents. Neither has played a ranked opponent.
One has a higher powered offense, while the other has a slightly better defense. Both teams have one close win (6 points), but all of their other games were blowouts.
Any idea why one team is ranked in the top 6 in the coaches' poll, while the other barely cracks the top 25? Any idea why one team got 4 times as many points in the AP poll as the other?
What is it about Texas Tech (Team A) that is that much more impressive than Tulsa (Team B)?