It all depends on which rating service you use.Our schedule had more to do with our 10-2 season than our talent and coaching.
- We did not play a team during the regular season that finished the season in the Top 25.
- We lost to the two ranked teams we played in post-season
- We only beat one B10 team with a winning B10 record.
- We played the weak sisters of the B10 East in our crossover games. If we play OSU, MI and MSU this team is likely 7-5
Sagarin and Massey rated Minnesota, Penn State and Iowa State in their final top 25. We beat those teams.
Kirk has been criticized by many for not winning enough championships with very good teams.
This year he won a Big West Championship with a team with a below average offense. I think it was one of his finest coaching jobs. Championships are to be cherished and celebrated, not criticized.