Looking at the disparity in non-con SoS across the top Big 10 teams. OSU has OU and Army, we have UF and Air Force. Meanwhile PSU has Pitt and...Akron? Georgia Southern?
PSU's undaunting non-con schedule isn't even *that* bad...some teams schedule ludicrous cupcake parades, with not even a G5 opponent on the list.
So my question is: would the P5 and G5 schools benefit from standardizing non-con scheduling, to a degree? For example, like:
- You must schedule one P5 opponent.
- You must schedule on G5 opponent.
- The final opponent can be < G5 (i.e. a cupcake).
Obviously this creates some scheduling headaches, but it would make the non-con period more interesting and more even. (Granted, not all P5s are even remotely the same...Rutgers and Alabama, for example. But still.)
EDIT: Doesn't have to be these rules *exactly.* They are just a starting point for discussion. All alternative ideas welcome.