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Big Ten, Big Twelve and SEC non-conference opponents broken down by team.

 

February 25, 2013

 

The folks at http://www.fbschedules.com/ncaa/ncaa-football-schedules.php have done a wonderful job of posting the known, future non-conference games of the 127 teams in div 1-a college football.

 

I expressed many times that I love sports but I hate what sport has become.  I am especially critical of the NCAA and more specifically div 1-a college football.

 

All of the Big Six bcs automatic qualifying football conferences (ACC, Big Twelve, Big East, Big Ten, Pac Twelve, SEC and Notre Dame) are guilty of the same hypocrisy but let’s look at the Big Ten’s future non-conference games.  The Big Ten’s non-conference game schedule seems to be the most egregious.

 

At this point, www.fbschedules.com documented 250 future Big Ten non-conference games.

 

Of those 250 games:

  • The Big Ten team is the visiting team in only 65 games. (26%)
  • One game is at a neutral location.
  • The location has not been determined for eight games.
  • The Big Ten team is the home team for 176 games. (70.5%)

 

Of the 65 games where the Big Ten is the visiting team:

  • The Big Ten plays only 5 games at 5 SEC schools.
  • The Big Ten plays 14 games at Pac Twelve schools but none at USC or UCLA.
  • The Big Ten play 13 games at ACC schools.
  • The Big Ten plays 5 games at Big East schools.
  • The Big Ten plays only 8 games at Big Twelve schools.
  • The Big Ten plays only 1 game at a Conf USA school (Purdue at Marshall in 2015)
  • The Big Ten plays 10 games with div 1-a independents.  Eight of those games are with Notre Dame.  Purdue plays 4 of those games.
  • The Big Ten plays 8 games at MAC schools.
  • The Big Ten plays only 3 games at Mountain West schools.

 

Of the 176 games where the Big Ten is the home team:

  • ACC teams visit 18 times.
  • Big East teams visit 10 times.
  • Big Twelve teams visit 8 times.
  • Conference USA teams visit 9 times.
  • Div 1-a independent teams visit 22 times.  Notre Dame is the visitor in 14 of those games (6 at Michigan State and 5 at in-state rival Purdue).
  • Mid-America Conference teams visit 45 times. (Central Michigan and Western Michigan have 6 visits each.)
  • Mountain West teams visit 12 times.
  • Pac Twelve teams visit 15 times.  (USC does not have a visit.)
  • SEC teams visit only 5 times.
  • Sun Belt teams visit 3 times.

And

  • Div 1-aa Colonial League teams visit 1 time.
  • Div 1-aa MEAC team Florida A&M visit Ohio State in 2013.
  • Div 1-aa Missouri Valley teams visit 20 times. (Indiana State leads this group with 5 visits.)
  • Div 1-aa Ohio Valley teams visit 3 times.
  • Div 1-aa Pioneer League teams visit one time. (Jacksonville at Michigan State-2014)
  • Div 1-aa Southern Conference teams visit 2 times. (Appalachian State plans to put another beat down on Michigan.)
  • Div 1-aa Southland Conference teams visit 1 time. (McNeese State at Nebraska-2016.)

 

 

At this point, www.fbschedules.com documented 203 future SEC non-conference games.

 

Of those 203 games:

 

  • The SEC team is the visiting team in only 50 games. (24.6%)
  • The location has not been determined for eight games. (3.9%)
  • The SEC team is the home team for 145 games. (71.4%)

 

Of the 50 games where the SEC is the visiting team:

 

  • The SEC plays 14 games at ACC schools.
  • The SEC plays 10 games at Big East schools.
  • The SEC plays only 5 games at Big Ten schools.
  • The SEC plays only 5 games at Big Twelve schools.
  • The SEC plays 7 games at Conf USA schools
  • The SEC plays 3 games at MAC schools.
  • The SEC plays 1 game at a Mountain West school.
  • The SEC plays 3 games at Pac Twelve schools.
  • The SEC plays 2 games at Sun Belt schools.

 

Of the 145 games where the SEC Ten is the home team:

 

  • ACC teams visit 15 times.
  • Big East teams visit 10 times.
  • Big Ten teams visit 5 times.
  • Big Twelve teams visit 7 times.
  • Conference USA teams visit 27 times.
  • Div 1-a independent teams visit 5 times.  Idaho visits Auburn, Florida and Mississippi.  New Mexico State visits Florida and Mississippi.)
  • Mid-America Conference teams visit 11 times.
  • Mountain West teams visit 7 times.
  • Pac Twelve teams visit 7 times.  (USC visits four of those times.)
  • Sun Belt teams visit 19 times.

And

  • Div 1-aa Big South teams visit 3 times.
  • Div 1-aa Colonial League teams visit one time.
  • Div 1-aa MEAC teams visit one time (South Carolina State at South Carolina in 2016)
  • Div 1-aa Missouri Valley teams visit one time.
  • Div 1-aa Ohio Valley teams visit 8 times.
  • Div 1-aa Southern Conference teams visit 13 times.
  • Div 1-aa Southland Conference teams visit 2 times. (Texas A&M hosts Sam Houston State and Lamar.)
  • Div 1-aa Southwestern Athletic Conference teams visit 3 times.

 

 

Let us break this down by each Big Ten team’s non-conference opponents.

 

Illinois:

Three bcs opponents

Six non-bcs opponents

 

Indiana:

Seven bcs opponents

Nine non-bcs opponents

 

Iowa:

Ten bcs opponents

Ten non-bcs opponents

 

Michigan:

Eleven bcs opponents

Seven non-bcs opponents

 

Michigan State:

Sixteen bcs opponents

Sixteen non-bcs opponents

 

Minnesota:

Seven bcs opponents

Fifteen non-bcs opponents

 

Nebraska:

Eight bcs opponents

Fourteen non-bcs opponents

 

Northwestern:

Sixteen bcs opponents

Nine non-bcs opponents

 

Ohio State:

Eighteen bcs opponents

Eight non-bcs opponents

 

Penn State:

Thirteen bcs opponents

Six non-bcs opponents

 

Purdue:

Thirteen bcs opponents

Seven non-bcs opponents

 

Wisconsin:

Twelve bcs opponents

Three non-bcs opponents

 

 

 

 

 

At this point, www.fbschedules.com documented 164 future Big Twelve non-conference games.

 

Let us break this down by each Big Twelve team’s non-conference opponents.

 

Baylor:

Nine bcs opponents

Thirteen non-bcs opponents

 

Iowa State:

Eight bcs opponents (Iowa is opponent in all eight games.)

Eighteen non-bcs opponents

 

Kansas:

Five bcs opponents

Nine non-bcs opponents

 

Kansas State:

One bcs opponent

Ten non-bcs opponents

 

Oklahoma:

Twelve bcs opponents

Four non-bcs opponents

 

Oklahoma State:

Two bcs opponents

Fifteen non-bcs opponents

 

Texas:

Nineteen bcs opponents

Three non-bcs opponents

 

Texas Christian:

Ten bcs opponents

One non-bcs opponent

 

Texas Tech:

One bcs opponent

Five non-bcs opponents

 

West Virginia:

Seven bcs opponents

Eight non-bcs opponents

 

 

Let us break this down by each SEC team’s non-conference opponents.

 

Alabama:

Six bcs opponents

Seven non-bcs opponents

 

Arkansas:

Six bcs opponents

Six non-bcs opponents

 

Auburn:

Three bcs opponents

Three non-bcs opponents

 

Florida:

Eight bcs opponents

Seven non-bcs opponents

 

Georgia:

Six bcs opponents

Seven non-opponents

 

Kentucky:

Four bcs opponents

Five non-bcs opponents

 

Louisiana State:

Seven bcs opponents

Ten non-bcs opponents

 

Mississippi:

Nine bcs opponents

Twelve non-bcs opponents

 

Mississippi State:

One bcs opponents

Fourteen non-bcs opponents

 

Missouri:

Seven bcs opponents

Eight non-bcs opponents

 

South Carolina:

Nine bcs opponents

Eight non-bcs opponents

 

Tennessee:

Ten bcs opponents

Six non-bcs opponents

 

Texas A&M:

Six bcs opponents

Six non-bcs opponents

 

Vanderbilt:

Four bcs opponents

Ten non-opponents

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