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    Top 10 Toughest Schedules

    Top 10 list: Toughest schedules of 2012 - CBSSports.com

    1) Notre Dame
    2) Washington
    3) Oregon State
    4) Michigan
    5) Kansas
    6) Ole Miss
    7) Auburn
    8) Iowa State
    9) Cal
    10) South Carolina


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    Re: Top 10 Toughest Schedules

    Quote Originally Posted by Goothrey View Post
    Top 10 list: Toughest schedules of 2012 - CBSSports.com

    1) Notre Dame
    2) Washington
    3) Oregon State
    4) Michigan
    5) Kansas
    6) Ole Miss
    7) Auburn
    8) Iowa State
    9) Cal
    10) South Carolina
    much better than last year



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    Re: Top 10 Toughest Schedules

    If there is a BIG team in the top 10, the list is not legit. The BIG is somewhere between the ACC and Big East.



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    Re: Top 10 Toughest Schedules

    Quote Originally Posted by terryk View Post
    much better than last year
    What was our SOS last year. Also surprised to see ND at the top. My impression was that they usually play a few good teams and a pretty soft schedule the rest of the way.



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    Re: Top 10 Toughest Schedules

    Quote Originally Posted by Goothrey View Post
    Top 10 list: Toughest schedules of 2012 - CBSSports.com

    1) Notre Dame
    2) Washington
    3) Oregon State
    4) Michigan
    5) Kansas
    6) Ole Miss
    7) Auburn
    8) Iowa State
    9) Cal
    10) South Carolina
    They could have saved themselves some time and just listed the ten Big 12 schools. That's how it ended up last year.



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    Re: Top 10 Toughest Schedules

    Quote Originally Posted by DrClone View Post
    What was our SOS last year. Also surprised to see ND at the top. My impression was that they usually play a few good teams and a pretty soft schedule the rest of the way.
    #2 last year. Kansas was #1...because they were the only Big 12 team that didn't get to play Kansas.



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    Re: Top 10 Toughest Schedules

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    #2 last year. Kansas was #1...because they were the only Big 12 team that didn't get to play Kansas.
    Unfortunately this argument holds merit. I think ISU would make an annual top 10 SOS most years. The good thing for the fans is that we have quality opponents on the schedule and with CPR we can always be optimistic that any given game is winnable. I would rather be in the top 10 SOS than the bottom 10, for sure.


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    Re: Top 10 Toughest Schedules

    Quote Originally Posted by DrClone View Post
    What was our SOS last year. Also surprised to see ND at the top. My impression was that they usually play a few good teams and a pretty soft schedule the rest of the way.
    Usually, but this year its pretty easy to see why ND are #1 at this point.

    2012 Schedule

    Navy Midshipmen (London)
    Purdue
    At Michigan State
    Michigan
    Miami (Chicago)
    Stanford
    BYU
    At Oklahoma
    Pitt
    At Boston College
    Wake Forest
    At USC

    Pretty tough, and while not all of them are top tier teams, they don't have absolutely terrible FCS teams or anything like that

    Right now I think 5-6 were in the preseason top 25



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    Re: Top 10 Toughest Schedules

    Quote Originally Posted by twojman View Post
    If there is a BIG team in the top 10, the list is not legit. The BIG is somewhere between the ACC and Big East.
    So....... Rutgers?


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    Re: Top 10 Toughest Schedules

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye11en1 View Post
    So....... Rutgers?
    So....... Iowa State?


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    Re: Top 10 Toughest Schedules

    Quote Originally Posted by IHavNoCyCash View Post
    So....... Iowa State?
    Just so we're on the same page.


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    Re: Top 10 Toughest Schedules

    Quote Originally Posted by hexodat64 View Post
    Usually, but this year its pretty easy to see why ND are #1 at this point.

    2012 Schedule

    Navy Midshipmen (London)
    Purdue
    At Michigan State
    Michigan
    Miami (Chicago)
    Stanford
    BYU
    At Oklahoma
    Pitt
    At Boston College
    Wake Forest
    At USC

    Pretty tough, and while not all of them are top tier teams, they don't have absolutely terrible FCS teams or anything like that

    Right now I think 5-6 were in the preseason top 25
    the navy game is in dublin, not london

    and their schedule is by far the toughest in the country this year...not a single gimme game on it


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    Re: Top 10 Toughest Schedules

    That is a very tough schedule for ND. I can see why they're listed #1



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    Re: Top 10 Toughest Schedules

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUboi12 View Post
    Unfortunately this argument holds merit. I think ISU would make an annual top 10 SOS most years. The good thing for the fans is that we have quality opponents on the schedule and with CPR we can always be optimistic that any given game is winnable. I would rather be in the top 10 SOS than the bottom 10, for sure.
    As long as the Big 12 stays at 10 teams and plays a true round robin ISU is going to have a top 10 schedule every year. Even adding FSU and Clemson in the mix, ISU will likely never have a schedule outside the top 20 in strength ever again.


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    Re: Top 10 Toughest Schedules

    Just half a point from #4. Hopefully Tulsa is half a point down from Uconn (and at home) and Western Ill is a couple steps below Uni.



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