Interesting — so if you beat a team that’s lightly regarded early in the season — let’s say Quad 3 for the sake of discussion — but that team goes on a tear and ends being a Quad 1 team, your NET ranking goes up parallel with the improvement of that team.
So our win over Liberty is gaining value, but our win over North Carolina when they were ranked #1 is losing value.
I’m not sure if I like that or not. The age old debate of the perception of your opponent when you played vs. the end of the season. I guess it depends on what caused the change, especially if the opponent gets worse as the season goes on.
As in, was the team just overrated, or did they lose one or more star players to injury? If just overrated, the value of the win should decline. But if you played them when they had the stars who were later lost, the value of your win shouldn’t decline. Just my opinion, and I don’t know how you’d plug that into an algorithm.