It’s been recently theorized that the strength of schedule used by most media outlets is inaccurate because it uses the previous season’s record and NFL teams tend to change over the course of an offseason. So what should we use to determine strength of schedule? Why Vegas of course.
It actually makes perfect sense. Vegas bookmakers make their living on accurately predicting the number of regular season wins for each team. Or at least setting the number and the vig so that they make the most money off of it. But in general, they’re pretty good at picking that number.
There’s two things we have to examine: 1) is using the number wins set by Vegas more accurate than using previous year wins; 2) if so, what actually are the rankings for strength of schedule for 2010?