Friday, July 18, 2008

Rating the Top OOC Football Schedules for Big Ten Teams in '08

Best OOC schedules to worst in the Big Ten for '08

Here's my take on the top OOC slates:

  • 1. Michigan State (vs. 4 FBS teams; at Cal, Eastern Michigan, Florida Atlantic, Notre Dame).
  • 2. Michigan (vs. 4 FBS teams; Utah, Miami-OH, at Notre Dame, Toledo).
  • 3. Purdue (12 straight games; OOC vs. Northern Colorado, Oregon, Central Michigan, at Notre Dame).
  • 4. Ohio State (great road game, but...; Youngstown State, Ohio U, at USC, Troy).
  • 5. Illinois (great neutral rivalry, but; vs. Missouri , E. Illinois, LA-Lafayette, vs. Western Michigan).
  • 6. Iowa (two BCS teams; Maine, Florida International, Iowa State, at Pittsburgh).
  • 7. Wisconsin (no BCS teams for Badgers; Akron, Marshall, at Fresno State, Cal Poly).
  • 8. Penn State (not one #25 candidate among OOC opponents?; Coastal Carolina, Oregon State, at Syracuse, Temple).
  • 9. Minnesota (no BCS teams; NIU, at Bowling Green, Montana State, Florida Atlantic).
  • 10. Northwestern (rarely runs table in OOC; Syracuse, at Duke, Southern Illinois, Ohio U).
  • 11. Indiana (no BCS teams or road OOC games; Western Kentucky, Murray State, Ball State, Central Michigan).


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