Mike Hugenin does an outstanding job of breaking down college football’s 2011 schedule story here. A few observations:
- There are six BCS conference schools which have no games scheduled against opponents from other BCS conferences. Some of them are getting used to that: “This is the sixth season in a row that Texas Tech has been on the list, the third season in a row for Ole Miss and the second season in a row for Baylor, Mississippi State and Virginia Tech.”
- Miami, on the other hand, has three of those such games. If the ‘Canes suffer a late swoon in the ACC Coastal, that may explain some of it.
- Somebody at Rice has a serious death wish. Plus, the Owls start their season off by playing three BCS-conference opponents in a row, including the opener at Texas (three of the four total are road games, to boot).
- The best reason to be optimistic about Tennessee’s win total in 2011 isn’t Tyler Bray. It’s having eight home games on the schedule.
- Georgia Tech at Middle Tennessee. BWAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA!!!!
- It looks like the overall trend of playing 1-AA schools has plateaued. At least for the moment.
- Here’s a reason the SEC may look strong during the regular season: “There are 12 non-conference games against “Big Six” opponents, a decrease of four from last season.”