I think one way that would be a better way to do this is to use CSOS weighted by a teams Conference Standing.
For the OVC, the standings as of today are as follows.....
Standing Value Team 12.0 Points Belmont 11.0 Points Morehead State 10.0 Points Eastern Kentucky 9.0 Points Jacksonville State 7.5 Points Austin Peay * 7.5 Points Murray State * 6.0 Points SIU Edwardsville 5.0 Points Southeast Missouri 4.0 Points Eastern Illinois 3.0 Points UT-Martin 1.5 Points Tennessee State * 1.5 Points Tennessee Tech *
* Austin Peay & Murray State are tied in the standings. So is Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech.
Now multiply the Point value of your opponent for each by game location modifier.....
1.4 for away games
1.0 for neutral games
0.6 for home games
Now, sum up the results for each team.
Doing this yields these results (as of today).....
CSOS Opponent 100.8 SIUE 100.1 Tennessee Tech 90.3 UT Martin 88.2 Eastern Illinois 84.0 Jacksonville State 81.9 Murray State 76.3 Morehead State 74.9 Eastern Kentucky 67.9 Tennessee State 65.8 Austin Peay 61.6 Southeast Missouri 54.6 Belmont
Using this table, one can easily determine how easy or hard it was for two teams to have the same record, and therefore, resolve a tie in the standings.
Tennessee State only played Belmont once - at Tennessee State, but Tennessee Tech had to play Belmont both at home and on the road.
The same holds true for Murray State and Austin Peay. Peay only played Belmont once - in Clarksville, but Murray State had to play Belmont both home and away.
The table above both reflects and corrects this disparity should there be a tie.
Head-to-Head results are not indicative of how tough the rest of the conference schedule is or is not and it's a shame this isn't being accounted for in the current tie-breaker system, IMO.
I think we can all agree that 3 wins against the top 3 teams in the conference on the road is not the same as 3 wins against the bottom 3 teams in the conference at home.