This may be a weird question but: Florida (who beat us) beat South Carolina (who lost to us), this weekend. Would it have been better for our ranking if a team we beat wins, if it means a team we lost to also lost, ie South Carolina beating Florida by the same amount Florida beat them? or is it weighted the same, and would it just be a wash?
It's mostly a wash. It can be beneficial or detrimental if the score of the game causes one or both teams' score differential to improve or get worse.