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    Another schedule strength ranking:

    College Football Strength of Schedule Preseason 2012 - College Football Universe

    We're number 2! We're number 2!

    Not new by any means, so forgive me if it has been shared here already.


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    Re: Another schedule strength ranking:

    Texas Tech is the only Big 12 school not in the top 21. I guess Northwestern State and Texas State aren't strong conference games.



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    Re: Another schedule strength ranking:

    Quote Originally Posted by Goothrey View Post
    College Football Strength of Schedule Preseason 2012 - College Football Universe

    We're number 2! We're number 2!

    Not new by any means, so forgive me if it has been shared here already.
    The top 25 is littered with one B1G school. They can't even beat the lowly ACC.



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    Re: Another schedule strength ranking:

    This has to change, it is not good for I State.



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    Re: Another schedule strength ranking:

    Quote Originally Posted by ketelmeister View Post
    This has to change, it is not good for I State.
    I agree but I'm not sure how it can change? I suppose going back to 8 conference games would help but our OOC games aren't particularly daunting on a national scale.


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    Re: Another schedule strength ranking:

    Well getting rid of a pesky Tulsa and taking another guaranteed win would be a start.



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    Re: Another schedule strength ranking:

    Quote Originally Posted by weR138 View Post
    I agree but I'm not sure how it can change? I suppose going back to 8 conference games would help but our OOC games aren't particularly daunting on a national scale.
    The better we get the more our SOS drops. If we become a top 25 team routinely we'll see our SOS become more reasonable.



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    Alabama 25
    LSU 27

    THAT BIG BAD SEC SHOWIN UP




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    Re: Another schedule strength ranking:

    About the only way for us to lighten our schedule is to drop the Iowa game, and I don't think that is likely.



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    Re: Another schedule strength ranking:

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONECONES View Post
    Alabama 25
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    The SEC won't even adopt a 9 game conference schedule with a 14 member league.



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    Re: Another schedule strength ranking:

    Maybe I missed one, but it appears that there are 8 Big 10 teams with weaker schedules than the worst strength of schedule Big 12 team. You can't continue to claim to be a premiere football conference with a straight face until you start putting on your big boy pants.


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    Re: Another schedule strength ranking:

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    Maybe I missed one, but it appears that there are 8 Big 10 teams with weaker schedules than the worst strength of schedule Big 12 team. You can't continue to claim to be a premiere football conference with a straight face until you start putting on your big boy pants.
    The Big 12 chose to go to 9 conference games. Nobody forced them to and nobody is forcing them to continue to do so.

    Here's the dirty little secret. AD's love 9 conference games because they're easier to sell tickets to than weak OOC opponents and you don't have to pay them to play you. Not to mention the difference it makes in tv revenue.

    Sometimes taking the money has consequences.



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    Quote Originally Posted by State43 View Post
    Well getting rid of a pesky Tulsa and taking another guaranteed win would be a start.
    What you dont like how we keep scheduling teams we think will suck and then when it comes time to play them, they are tough? Its amazing how unlucky we have been with that as of late.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    What you dont like how we keep scheduling teams we think will suck and then when it comes time to play them, they are tough? Its amazing how unlucky we have been with that as of late.
    Maybe it's just name recognition but has Tulsa been that bad in the last decade? They aren't great obviously but I don't remember them being pushovers.

    The MAC is a pretty good place to get teams to take a beating. Except Western Michigan. They don't always cooperate.



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    Quote Originally Posted by State43 View Post
    Well getting rid of a pesky Tulsa and taking another guaranteed win would be a start.
    Who would we trade Tulsa for? Would playing two FCS opponents OOC hurt bowl eligibility?

    I'm not sure what the AD is supposed to do here? We're playing one FCS, one BCS we're tied to (mostly for the revenue they create in Ames, which is a lot) and Tulsa. We can't know how good or ****ty the mid major we schedule is going to be when we schedule them, right?


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