Also: there are typically more mid-ranked teams in the ACC and SEC than in the Pac-12. Teams like Miami, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame aren't threatening to win the ACC's but all typically have top 25 rankings unlike Oregon, Colorado, Washington St.
Top 25 teams;
Were it not for the weird 'expansions' (TAM & UND), the # will be the same 5 for all 3 conferences.
I would understand if you compared those ACC teams to ASU, Utah, Arizona
& Washington and argue that those 4 ACC teams are better, but..
About Ojai, I'd rather watch Davidson vs Doyle than watch ANOTHER USC vs UCLA match(that'll be 3, not counting countless individual matches during the Slams and Regional)
If it negatively affects team rankings compared to other conferences, so be it
(besides, it might have a beneficial effect in individual
2007-2008 was the last year that Stanford played USC/UCLA/Cal twice a year.
Since then Stanford plays Cal twice a year, but USC/UCLA only once. I remember that was discussed once, but the more I think about it, what's the point of having a strong Pac-12 division and only having to play once against them? Might help the rankings some...
That's the thing we always wonder, since Cal is still playing So. Cal teams twice.
Really, you can't complain about Stanford being underranked when they
1. Don't play USC/UCLA more
2. Play UF
3. Skip Indoors