The Team Value Index seems to be the only component of NET that is skewed towards the P5 because they have more chances to win against “good teams”. It’s the most heavily weighted component and the algorithm used to calculate it Is not public knowledge so it can’t be manipulated like the RPI. Who knows how a loss impacts the calculation, but in Bona’s situation they have four losses against teams with NET rankings of 206, 187, 237 and 153. The win against Rutgers is a really good win but do the Bonnie’s have another win against a team with a better NET than their 119?I don't disagree with you. I'm not saying it's right, I'm explaining why.
I also think a lot of the NET system is ridiculously flawed in the sense that it REALLY hammers people for bad losses.
I desperately want to see what the Bonnies NET would be if it only included games Osun played in. Because the difference between RPI and NET is 46 spots: 81 RPI, 127 NET.
NET has the Bonnies behind Pacific, who is 3-8 vs Q1/2/3 and 13-0 vs Q4. SOS 333 OOC, 189 overall.
Bona is 6-7 vs Q1-2-3, and 8-1 vs Q4, SOS 226 OOC, 109 overall.
So I really do not understand that, or how anyone can say NET is somehow better than RPI, or WTF has happened to college basketball.
There is probably an inflection point where a good wining percentage won’t offset the lack of more than one quality win. This is where the NET is unfair to Bona, but A10 teams can’t afford to have four losses like that. To be honest, St. Bonaventure shouldn’t have those types of losses because the program is too good for that to happen. No doubt those games are more difficult than what they appear to be on paper, but if Bona wins those 4 games they are 11-1 going in to conference play with a marquee OOC win. The NET would reward that resume.