Good luck to Boston College. You will need it!!!
3 straight SEC West road games for Auburn…@ LSU, @ Arkansas & @Texas A&M. That’s harsh
I would guess CBS starts out 2017 in either Atlanta or Arlington but ESPN sure would love both of them
I hope abc takes florida vs Michigan
Sissy Tennessee playing MORE sissy schools. WHAT A HOOT.
Probably ought to put an asterisk by the Florida/LSU game – “if played”.
Great games! This is exactly who we all wanted Missouri to play: Troy and Miami of Ohio You know what, let’s just send them straight to the BCS bowl game. Just by being part of the SEC, they should play in the best bowl game. They don’t need to play 10 Power Teams like everyone else. Just by dreaming about playing the mighty SEC, they deserve to play 3 cupcakes. It only makes sense.
Per the current schedule, P5’s which do not have a P5 OOC opponent AND have completed their schedules. For this analysis BYU considered a P5 program. (strongest scheduled OOC opponent shown in parentheses):
2016 – WSU (@Boise St); Maryland (@UCF); Purdue (Cincin); Baylor (SMU); Kansas (@Memphis)
2017 – WSU (Boise St); Colorado (Colo St); llinois (@USF); Kansas (Ohio)
2018 – Oregon (San Jose St) (due to Texas A&M cancelling on Oregon); WSU (@Wyoming); Illinois (USF); Minnesota (Fresno St)
2019 – Wisconsin (@USF); Indiana (Conn); Illinois (@Conn); Baylor (@Rice)
2020 – Indiana (@Conn); Illinois (Conn)
Per the current schedule, P5’s which do not have a P5 OOC opponent AND have NOT yet completed their schedules (BYU considered a P5 program):
2017 – Arizona (Houston ?);
2018 – Auburn, Arkansas, Vanderbilt
2019 – Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Minnesota, Kansas
2020 – Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Arkansas, Nebraska, Northwestern, Minnesota, WSU, Oklahoma, Kansas, North Carolina, Virginia
Of course the P12, B1G and B12 play 9-game conference schedules.
Oh, come on Maverick, you know there is a state law that forces Missouri to play Troy!
See, that’s why your opinion is invalid. You honestly thought there was a state law that forced Georgia to play Georgia Tech, Florida to play Florida State, Clemson to play South Carolina and Louisville to play Kentucky. You said that. You truly believed that.
None of you complaining or whining has any merit anymore. Not that it did to begin with.
State law… that’s too funny.
Yeah, I stretched the truth into a steaming pile of you know what. However, there was talk about it. Even a senator/congressman drew up legislation, but it didn’t pass the state senate. See these links:
For Clemson-USC: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20120208/PC1603/302089932
For Kentucky-Louisville: http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article44148582.html
Did they pass? No. But it just goes to show they will likely never get rid of these games even when the eventually move to a 9 game conference schedule like everyone else. Don’t delay the inevitable, SEC and ACC fans. Just accept that it will make college football great again, for everyone. Also, I’m pumped for this opening weekend. More games like this opening weekend 2016 and less like this Mizzou cupcake game.
College football is already great. If anything makes it ‘not great’ it would be uneducated fans who think all Power Five teams are Oklahoma and complain every year about how the SEC is overrated only to watch them beat all of your teams more than not.
The SEC will be the best conference again this year. It’s almost a given… There is no other conference as deep, no other conference as talented, no other conference as respected, and no other conference is as good.
End of story.
If the SEC were that good, they would gladly play more better OOC games. Maybe the 8 plus 2 model (if the SEC schedule is oh so hard)? Prove your worth instead of playing high school teams like the Dillon Panthers.
Your head is so far detached from reality, you don’t understand your ridiculousness. Fans would gladly say “SEC is best” if they actually scheduled like and beat power 5 teams on the road. Instead, you just listen to ESPN (whose tv contract makes it hard for them to be unbiased in their reporting). Get a clue and watch Fox Sports One instead.
The SEC already plays great OCC games. THEN they play GREAT conference games.
Other conferences need the OCC because their conference schedule is so weak. That’s the difference.
Maybe we should get someone to pass a state law that says terrible teams get kicked out of these other conferences so teams like Oklahoma and Ohio State stop getting the benefit of playing in conferences that are awful.
the Miami (O) game has to be more than the one game in Ohio. Miami damn lucky to get a team like Mizzou to come to their 26,000 seat facility.
Missouri was supposed to play at Miami of Ohio a couple years ago but when they moved to the SEC, that game got delayed. That’s why that’s on the schedule.
Thanks. I’m looking into it further to see which season that was.
I see that Missouri is doing the SEC thing…Only play 9 regular season games with P5 teams. I think of Baylor when I think of regular season schedules with only 9 teams year after year…But in 2017 even Baylor plays 10 P5 teams…As a matter of fact in 2016 only 25 P5 teams will play a regular season schedule of 9 games with P5 teams. Thirteen of those are in the SEC, eight in the ACC (BC actually only plays 8) ND only plays 9 and oh yes Baylor too.
When a 2020 game with BYU is the best OOC game on the schedule for the next 5 years even Baylor gets to laugh at you.
Having that extra bye week of an extra cupcake always helped Baylor.
Maybe Missouri can call Baylor and ask for help in scheduling Incarnate World?
Tully, tell us how is your favorite team’s schedule doing and how is their conference doing?
Missouri will be doing something Baylor won’t be doing in 2017… and 2021… They’ll be playing Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina and Arkansas… Baylor won’t play that many decent to good teams between now and 2021… so shut up about who Baylor plays. It doesn’t matter.
Missouri will play more NFL level players in their SEC schedule next year than most teams will get in two years…
My point flies right over your SEC brain…In 2016 41 of the 65 P5 programs will play a regular season of at least 10 games with P5 teams. That is 12 teams in the Big 10, including the teams most likely to win the Big 10. 11 of the PAC 12 teams will play at least 10 regular season games with P5 teams. (three PAC 12 teams play 11 regular season games with P5 teams UCLA,USC and Stanford)
9 of the Big 12 teams will play at least 10 regular season games with P5 teams. (Texas plays 11 Baylor plays 9)
In the ACC 7 teams play 10 regular season games with P5 teams, which includes the teams most likely to win the ACC.
In 2016 ND plays only 9 games with P5 teams. As does every SEC team but UGA.
In 2016 only 24 teams play nine (or less) regular season games with P5 teams. Thirteen of those are in the SEC.
At some point I expect the CFP reps from each of these conferences to make an issue of teams only playing 9 regular season games with P5 teams.
In 2017 at this time in the SEC LSU and Florida also go to 10 games with P5 teams. Even Baylor goes to 10 games with P5 teams. In the Big 10 13 teams will play 10 regular season games with P5 teams. In the Big 12 all 12 teams will play at least 10 games with P5 teams. In the ACC 8 teams already have 10 P5 games scheduled (3 have open dates) In the PAC 12 9 teams have 10 games with P5 teams scheduled.
That will be 45 of 65 teams playing at least 10 games with P5 teams. 11 of the 20 teams which do not have 10 games with P5 teams scheduled are in the SEC.
So I think at some point what amounts to an extra bye week for these teams not playing at least 10 regular season games with P5 teams will be an issue with the CFB Playoff committee.
See, here is what people like Tully continue to miss.
The amount of NFL-level talent in the SEC is unparalleled. Playing in the Big Ten simply isn’t as difficult. Playing in the Pac-12 isn’t as difficult.
Six SEC teams had at least FIVE players drafted.
So, even playing ten FBS teams, you’re still not facing the same level of talent SEC teams play in nine games.
Stop acting like playing Kansas is the same as playing Alabama. It’s not.
Speaking of not comprehending, again, who is your favorite team and how is their conference doing?
Anyone can write 20+ lines of B S and not say a thing, you have succeeded.
So, when the two best SEC teams end up playing at least 10 P5 games (because unlike the conference you’re blablablahing about, the SEC has a championship game), what exactly does Baylor’s having played Kansas, Kansas State, and Iowa State say that makes there once-in-a-lifetime 10-game P5 so much better? Do tell!
North Texas is 1A……let it go……better than playing Abeleine Christ.
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Now you’re looking like an SEC school
The SEC is so great, they don’t need to play anyone.
Shep this scheduling is no different than when they were in the Big 12 (minus 2). You just hating on the SEC for no reason
Seriously? The Big 12 plays 9 conference games and 1 Power 5 OOC game, totaling 10 Power 5 games. The SEC plays 8 conference games and 1 Power 5 OOC game, totaling 9. You are the one who just doesn’t want to see the crazy easy schedule the SEC plays.
Only Alabama wants to play 9 conference games. But until the tide rolls to 9, we will cowardly play in the land of our division.
“The Big 12 plays 9 conference games.”
That’s the argument that always gets brought up when comparing the SEC to the Big 12.
However, it makes no sense.
It would make perfect sense if every Power 5 school was the same, but as we know they aren’t. Winning the Big 12 is just easier to do than winning the SEC. It just is. And you’ll notice that the Big 12 has had to put in a rule saying their teams have to play a Power 5 team in the future… which tells you that playing 9 conference games matters little… what matters is WHO you play. And voters think playing Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and two other SEC teams is a tougher schedule than playing 9 Big 12 games.
Otherwise, there would be no reason to make the Power 5 rule.
Face it, the SEC wins again.
You are delusional. Again. And again. And again.
How can you say the SEC is so great when two middle of the road Big 12 teams (Missouri and Texas A&M) joined the SEC and immediately dominated their prospective divisions. It’s embarrassing to see you pounding your chest and chant SEC when the facts are right in front of your eyes. Watch something other than ESPN and see how overrated (they are still good) the SEC is. Remember the 2014-15 bowl season. The great SEC West went 2-5 in bowl games!
Mean while when Texas A&M & Mizz moved on to the SEC,bottom feeder Baylor & a fresh face TCU seemed to dominated the Big-12, yet you don’t bashed the Big-12, ah yes, I forgot, they play 9 conference games & no championship game. Aggies have done very well in the SEC in which is one reason why the SEC wanted them plus for TV exposure & recruiting but they have not dominated the SEC west.
When TCU went to the Big 12, they went 5-7. Your argument doesn’t hold up.
When UTAH went to the Pac 12, they didn’t have a winning conference record until year 4 in the Pac 12.
Nebraska, Maryland and Rutgers all suffered when they moved to the Big 10.
Basically, you just cemented how right my argument is. Thank you.
I’m not talking about the BIG or Pac-12, your bashing the SEC saying that Texas A&M & Mizz both dominated their prospective divisions when they didn’t. Yes, Mizz has done well twice in the east thaks for issues with Tennessee, Florida coaching & down years from South Carolina & Georgia. Texas A&M went 4-4 in 12 & 3-5 in 14, Mizz went 5-7 (2-6) their 1st year in SEC so your argument does not hold up.
What a crappy schedule! At least play someone from the Pac12 like a mid tier Washington team-nice name but hasn’t been relevant for 15 years. And your recently departed coach started his coaching career there.
They are playing Purdue in 2018 and going to BYU in 2020… with one more game to schedule. That’s better than Baylor, Kansas, and most everyone else in the Big 12.
The second best team in the SEC West (Arkansas) lost to Texas Tech and Toledo. But go ahead and keep pounding your chest.
Yes I’m biased, but how is Arkansas the west’s 2nd best team??? Ole miss 9-3 (6-2), Arkansas 7-5 (5-3). Granted they beat us, but it still wasn’t even enough to tie with us and they still finished with 2 less wins that ole miss. Your logic is very confusing sometimes. And I’ve already debunked your theory on “only the SEC loses OOC games”, so quit pounding your chest.
Gator Hater is spot on! Roll Tide, you sound to much like Maverick, Schoup & Common Sense, I can’t even take you seriously.
What are you arguing? Give me all the arguments about how the teams are better in the SEC, because I don’t see how you can call the SEC great the last 2 years when their records say otherwise. Note 2 things: 1) Recruiting doesn’t equate to greatness, especially when so many recruiting sites focus on the south and don’t pay attention to areas in the West, Midwest and North. 2) When you play more conference games, you naturally have more losses.
This looks like the sort of schedule Baylor would play just 9 games with P5 teams, cause they have to. Open the season with an FCS team. Wait wait, this may be even worse than a Baylor schedule. You see Baylor at least pretends their cupcakes are worthwhile by playing one of the cupcakes on the road.
So, this is worse that Baylor’s scheduling.
FBS and Eastern Michigan in the same season? Kind of like Florida’s Idaho, Eastern Michigan and a FBS a few years back. Why bother even scheduling then?