Ranking those schedules

Both Bruce Feldman and Matt Hayes have their ten toughest non-conference schedules lists up, and while Feldman is evaluating all D-1 teams and Hayes is only ranking BCS conference teams, there’s still a decent amount of overlap.

Georgia makes both of their lists, which isn’t much of a surprise to me, but I was interested to see how many Pac-10 teams showed up.  Say what you will, but I’m impressed to see four schools play a round robin conference schedule and then play OOC slates without a single 1-AA team on them while taking on the likes of Ohio State, LSU, Boise State (in Boise) and Notre Dame.  That’s not too shabby.

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  1. Yeah, I know it’s standard operation procedure for SEC fans to rip the Pac-10, but I have no problem with how they do things. If you’re not going to have a conference championship game, then the only legitimate way to do it is a round robin schedule. Plus, the way the conference is set up geographically makes it easy to figure out: you play one of the teams from a region at home one year and one on the road. No ASU having to fly up to UW and WSU in the same year. And, they never back down from OOC scheduling.

    If we want to pile on a joke of a conference, I say we take dead aim at the Big 11.

    • Macallanlover

      Agree totally, the Big 11 is the joke in this discussion. The PAC10 may not be a strong conference top to bottom but the round robin is a legit way to detemine a champion in a league with only 10 teams. And you have to give Pete Carroll credit for trying to bolster his SOS by playing at least one legit OOC game per year. I don’t recall them ducking anyone, including SEC teams.