Peterson, deputy athletic director and senior women's administrator at Oregon, spoke at length with espnW, explaining how the committee weighed the data and came to its conclusions.
There's no simple way to look at it, but if you boil it down to what hurt Nebraska and Texas most, each had one very specific thing. Texas was the only team among the top six that did not have a victory against an opponent in the top 10 of the RPI. Nebraska had the worst loss among the top six teams, falling to Northern Iowa, which was No. 49 in the RPI. The Huskers also had the most losses among the top six teams, with four.