As we continue our series breaking down the schedules of the so-called “non-AQ” conferences, we see the continued shuffling of conference pieces at the highest levels of college football resulting in some new additions to the 2013-14 Conference USA lineup. Read Full Story »
Now that we’ve ranked the non-conference schedules for the MWC, American and Sun Belt, we continue along our non-automatic qualifying conference journey by taking an in-depth look at the Mid-American Conference (MAC). Read Full Story »
We continue our mission of ranking the non-conference schedules for teams in non-automatic qualifying conferences. Today we tackle a Sun Belt Conference that looks radically different than 2012. Read Full Story »
The long awaited 2013 SEC non-conference football schedule rankings are here. Much debate will be had over the best conference in football and whether they need to beef up their schedules or not. Read Full Story »
Today is the first installment of ranking the non-conference schedules for teams in the non-automatic qualifying conferences. First up is a review for the newly restructured Mountain West Conference. Read Full Story »
It’s time to rank the toughest 2013 ACC non-conference football schedules. Be sure to read the other conference rankings, too. Read Full Story »
We make another effort at ranking the 2013 non-conference football schedules, this time focusing on the American Athletic Conference. Read Full Story »
We head east in our non-conference schedule rankings as we tackle the Big 12 — or ten, whichever you prefer — and rank them from least to most challenging. Read Full Story »
A few Pac-12 schools made an appearance on some Big Ten non-conference schedules, so naturally we’ll go out West to rank the Pac-12 and their own 2013 non-conference schedules. Read Full Story »
ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd ripped Alabama and head coach Nick Saban yesterday over the quality of their 2013 football schedule. Read Full Story »
To some, non-conference schedules don’t mean much. To others, it means a lot. The others being referred to tend to have to rely on pivotal out of conference games to boost their resume versus those that play in tougher conferences. Read Full Story »
The Big Ten Conference will stop scheduling FCS teams for non-conference football games, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez told WIBA-AM radio in Madison.
“The nonconference schedule in our league is ridiculous,” Alvarez said. “It’s not very appealing.” Alvarez went on to say that Big Ten officials have “…made an agreement that our future games will all be Division I schools. It will not be FCS schools.” Read Full Story »
National Champion Alabama's schedule ended up being ranked 33rd by the NCAA. Their highest strength of schedule ranking was from Kenneth Massey, who rated the Tide 3rd.
Notre Dame was rated first in Phil Steele's preseason rankings. Their schedule was rated 8th by the NCAA and Colley Matrix and 7th by Kenneth Massey. Read Full Story »