To me, there is no more toothless ranking than strength of schedule. Every team in the NFL, can beat any other team on any given game day, regardless of ranking. Of course there are averages and tendencies, but every year, the strength of schedule rankings turn out to be bogus according what what happens in reality.
Why would you go back? That's a horrible business decision. If you were a Junior and a marketing firm (or whatever your major was) wanted to go ahead and hire you with a fat 6-figure salary, would you go back?