Originally Posted by sjt18
Based on what? NCSU has never had great success in football. Right now based purely on raw talent, UT has the edge. UT with a young, thin team last year struggled against one of the worst schedules in CFB. NCSU went 8-5 but had only one win worthy of a nod... and that was against a Clemson team that didn't really close the season very strong... blown out by arch rival USCe, beaten soundly by GT, taken to the wire by WFU,... and finally took a thorough thumping from a pretty mediocre WVU.
You are smoking Rock! Yes UT struggled, but not against one of the worst schedules in CFB. Tennessee had one of the toughest schedules in the FBS. Tennessee was 0-4 against FBS top 10 and NC State was wait they didnt play a top 10 team! Tennessee was 1-6 against top 30 teams and NC State was 0-2! NC State played only 2 top 30 teams! Cincy wiped their butts with NC State 44-14 and Tenn wiped their butts with Cincy 45-23.
Sagarin ranked Tenn's strength of schedule at 12
Sagarin ranked NC State strength of schedule at 83
Rogers poll ranked Tenn's strength of schedule at 10
Rogers ranked NC State strength of schedule at 100