Gonzaga’s OOC was ridic, so there’s I can quasi understand. Their conference schedule should’ve knocked them below MD at least.
Maryland's OOC is really hit or miss and I guess they don't weight games. We have UCLA, Tennessee, Miami as our big OOC games (and they're all good adds on the schedule) and then we have Saint Louis, who dropped out of the Kenpom top 100, and then after that we have 7 games against teams ranked no higher than 249.
I think that Louisville having an epic implosion had a pretty big effect on our SOS. They're ranked 284. Assuming my back of napkin math adds up right, if they're a top-50 or top-75 team like they're supposed to be, it looks like our NCSOS ranking would jump like 70 places into the low 200s.
it would be nice if we got some buy games against slightly higher quality opponents. But it's really hard to predict when a team is going to be better. Maybe next year we can try to get a game against Towson? They've been better than 200 the past couple years and their coach has gotten them over 20 wins a decent number of seasons.
But to be honest, when the skill gap is as big as it is between a competitive high-major program and a minor conference program, it doesn't really matter other than for the sake of computer simulations that you scheduled a 170-ranked program or a 300-ranked program. In both cases you should be winning by a lot. So on some level, strength of schedule that weights all games equally is somewhat deceiving.