Originally Posted by drizzt3117
In CIF the 10 league commissioners decide who makes the finals, and this year there was plenty of controversy. De La Salle in Norcal nearly always makes the finals due to their reputation as a football powerhouse, but this year their team was weaker and still made it over what people thought were more deserving teams. This is potentially the worst example you could have used. California also has THREE champs every year.
The point of strength of schedule is that Boise State wouldn't have been undefeated if they had to play the same schedule as any of the teams in the top 10.
that's why i said, "as far as i know". i don't keep up with american football, much less high school football. my question still stands on how they determine the champ of the other sports. and we don't know for sure that boise st. would not have gone undefeated if they had to play, say, usc's schedule. the game is not played on paper. it's played on the field.
ask any european who the best club soccer teams in the world are. they will make a list of european teams, because the big money players are in europe, and they assume that the best team in the world is the european champion. however, every year there is a game played in tokyo to determine the world champion, and more often than not, the south american team defeats the european team. you have to go on what happens on the field. it's that simple.