This betting site does an OK job of compiling reasonable SOS rankings for the country. They don't just look at gross win percentage, but also factor in returning production, recruiting rankings, transfers, and efficiency metrics. There are problems with that and it helps to have some subjective understanding of each program, but it's an objective discussion point.
I’m in the middle of writing the 8th Annual Thinking Texas Football preview. Aside from the fact that I get to stare way too long at a computer screen for 12 hours a day, it affords me the opportunity to dig into the football program at the macro and micro levels in every conceivable way. It was during this process last year that I began to have some insights on Orlando and the positional staff that allowed me to be the early driver on That Dog Won’t Hunt bus once I saw how we were going to play our 2019 cards.