What does strength of schedule really mean? Is a team no less good if they beat up on bad opponents? Do is it matter if you win close games as long as you win? You be the judge. Here's a look at the last four undefeated teams left in the Mountains and who they've played.
50-6 vs. Garrard County (3-4)
38-8 vs. Whitley County (6-1)
21-0 vs. Knox Central (5-2)
38-0 vs. Rockcastle County (6-2)
52-7 vs. Chruchill Volunteer, TN (2-6)
65-0 vs. Madison Southern (0-8)
48-0 vs. Sheldon Clark (7-1)
Recap: Bell County's opponents have an overall record of 29-24. But 4 of their 7 opponents have high winning percantages. Including two teams whose only loss is to the Bobcats
26-14 @ Breathitt County (5-2)
49-13 vs. St. Thomas More, ON (?-?)
35-31 vs. Bryan Station (3-4)
36-29 vs. Shelby County (0-7)
54-33 @ Woodford County (5-3)
55-7 @ Paintsville (4-3)
55-17 vs. Hazard (5-2)
Recap: Johnson Central has played a very tough schedule. The combined record of their 7 opponents is 22-21 (not counting St. Thomas More), but that is brought down by Shelby County.
49-14 vs. Holy Cross (Lou.) (5-2)
20-13 @ Lawrence County (0-7)
58-6 vs. East Ridge (0-8)
47-6 vs. Shelby Valley (4-3)
48-7 @ Pikeville (3-5)
55-8 vs. Magoffin County (3-4)
56-7 vs. Pike County Central (3-5)
Recap: Belfry has played the weakest schedule to date. Their opponents have a combined record of 18-34. And only 2 of the teams have a winning record.
23-15 vs. Pikeville (3-5)
35-14 vs. Knox Central (5-2)
1-0 (For.) vs. Bethlehem (1-6)
31-21 vs. South Laurel (3-4)
48-14 vs. Knott Central (3-4)
48-34 vs. Lexington Christian (5-3)
14-7 @ Middlesboro (4-3)
49-28 @ North Laurel (1-6)
Recap: Corbin has played a solid schedule. Their opponents are a combined 25-33. The wins over Knox Central, South Laurel, Lexington Christian and Middlesboro look pretty good.
You can do what you please with this information. I am just trying to give some information that people have been asking for. Also keep in mind that just because a team hasn't beaten a lot of quality opponents does not mean that they aren't good. Besides, a lot of this may be cleared up as the season goes on. Especially when Belfry travels to Johnson Central on November 7th in the last game of the regular season.