So I decided to contact SWC about it and gave them info on the issues.
Here is there reply:
Thank you for reaching out to us! I can understand where you are coming from, and I'm sorry that you're running into these tougher opponents during Squad Wars. So the developers just made some significant changes to the matchmaking system to try and give players a more fair battle. We have noticed that many players are seeing these significantly harder opponents as a result, however please give it about a week or so and those battles should start evening out.
Should you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us again. We are always happy to help!
May the Force be with you,
STAR WARS™: Commander Support
So maybe they are changing it? Or do you think it was just a stock answer and a feel good statement?
Not sure what they meant by "give it a week or so to even out"
Anyway, just wanted to share the reply.