22 FBS schools will not play FCS Opponents in 2018

Submitted by canzior on June 13th, 2018 at 8:09 AM

Only 22. 12 are in the Big 10

Arizona St

Boise St

Miami (NTM)

NIU

ND

Oklahoma 

Texas 

UCLA

USC

UTSA

 

BIG Schools: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, MSU, OSU, NW, PSU, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Rutgers, Purdue, Nebraska. 

 

Note the lack of SEC and ACC teams on this list. 

 

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Comments

mgobaran

June 13th, 2018 at 8:19 AM ^

B1G - 9-game conference schedule, zero FCS opponents. 
SEC - 8 game conference schedule, one FCS opponent.
ACC - 8 game conference schedule, one FCS opponent. 

 

wolverinestuckinEL

June 13th, 2018 at 10:32 AM ^

It's probably worse for the West division than for the East but it increases the chances of another L on the schedule (assuming you are still scheduling 1 quality out of conference game already).  If we go 10-2 with the second loss as a 5th conference away game at Iowa you may not think the nine game schedule is such a good idea, at least while other conferences are choosing to play 8.

maize-blue

June 13th, 2018 at 9:14 AM ^

You might as well schedule one of these guaranteed wins as long as it doesn't penalize you. A 11-1 Alabama will never be held out of the playoffs for crushing some cupcake.

NittanyFan

June 13th, 2018 at 12:49 PM ^

USC, UCLA, and Notre Dame - the only 3 FBS schools to have never played an FCS school (since the D-1A/D-1AA split occurred in the early 1980s).