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College Football Schedule Strength

One of the key components of Compu-Picks' win projections is schedule strength. The following table is an except from the Compu-Picks preview and shows the projected 2013 regular season schedule strength rankings for each of the 126 teams in 1-A.

Schedule strength calculations are based on the average game difficulty (quality of opponent plus adjutments for home field, bye weeks, etc.). You may notice that the average game difficulty is less than 0.0. This is because 0.0 represents an average 1-A team, and there are a number of games played against AA opponents, who are substantially worse than the bulk majority of 1-A teams.

As usual, the information provided here is for informational purposes only, and no guarantee or warranty is provided or implied. If you find any errors in this data, please let me know at cfn_ms AT hotmail.com

SOS RankTeamLeagueDivisionSchedule Strength
1 Arkansas SEC West 0.227
2 Mississippi State SEC West 0.224
3 Louisiana State SEC West 0.221
4 Stanford Pac-12 North 0.212
5 California Pac-12 North 0.211
6 Tennessee SEC East 0.204
7 Florida SEC East 0.186
8 Kentucky SEC East 0.182
9 Missouri SEC East 0.181
10 Arizona State Pac-12 South 0.179
11 Oklahoma Big 12 0.170
12 Mississippi SEC West 0.168
13 Georgia SEC East 0.165
14 Colorado Pac-12 South 0.159
15 Utah Pac-12 South 0.155
16 Auburn SEC West 0.150
17 UCLA Pac-12 South 0.143
18 South Carolina SEC East 0.142
19 Texas A&M SEC West 0.139
20 Purdue Big Ten Leaders 0.134
SOS RankTeamLeagueDivisionSchedule Strength
21 Notre Dame Indep 0.131
22 Virginia ACC Coastal 0.122
23 Southern California Pac-12 South 0.118
24 Washington Pac-12 North 0.118
25 Washington State Pac-12 North 0.115
26 Michigan Big Ten Legends 0.104
27 Texas Big 12 0.093
28 Pittsburgh ACC Coastal 0.091
29 Indiana Big Ten Leaders 0.086
30 Iowa State Big 12 0.084
31 Kansas Big 12 0.078
32 Vanderbilt SEC East 0.077
33 Illinois Big Ten Leaders 0.074
34 Oregon State Pac-12 North 0.073
35 Iowa Big Ten Legends 0.069
36 Baylor Big 12 0.065
37 Northwestern Big Ten Legends 0.062
38 Texas Christian Big 12 0.060
39 Penn State Big Ten Leaders 0.058
40 Brigham Young Indep 0.055
SOS RankTeamLeagueDivisionSchedule Strength
41 Oregon Pac-12 North 0.049
42 Kansas State Big 12 0.035
43 Alabama SEC West 0.035
44 Oklahoma State Big 12 0.031
45 Virginia Tech ACC Coastal 0.022
46 Minnesota Big Ten Legends 0.020
47 Arizona Pac-12 South 0.020
48 Georgia Tech ACC Coastal 0.019
49 Miami (Florida) ACC Coastal 0.017
50 North Carolina ACC Coastal 0.015
51 West Virginia Big 12 0.011
52 Texas Tech Big 12 -0.001
53 Syracuse ACC Atlantic -0.005
54 Michigan State Big Ten Legends -0.007
55 Clemson ACC Atlantic -0.014
56 Wake Forest ACC Atlantic -0.018
57 Nevada Mountain West West -0.021
58 Ohio State Big Ten Leaders -0.022
59 Southern Methodist American -0.025
60 Boston College ACC Atlantic -0.032
SOS RankTeamLeagueDivisionSchedule Strength
61 Hawaii Mountain West West -0.035
62 Nebraska Big Ten Legends -0.038
63 Maryland ACC Atlantic -0.044
64 Wisconsin Big Ten Leaders -0.045
65 Connecticut American -0.048
66 Duke ACC Coastal -0.055
67 South Florida American -0.061
68 North Carolina State ACC Atlantic -0.068
69 Colorado State Mountain West Mountain -0.084
70 Central Florida American -0.087
71 Florida State ACC Atlantic -0.088
72 San Diego State Mountain West West -0.090
73 Air Force Mountain West Mountain -0.096
74 Houston American -0.102
75 Utah State Mountain West Mountain -0.115
76 Boise State Mountain West Mountain -0.116
77 Rutgers American -0.120
78 San Jose State Mountain West West -0.123
79 Nevada-Las Vegas Mountain West West -0.123
80 Temple American -0.125
SOS RankTeamLeagueDivisionSchedule Strength
81 Memphis American -0.128
82 New Mexico State Indep -0.140
83 Akron MAC East -0.141
84 Idaho Indep -0.148
85 Navy Indep -0.149
86 New Mexico Mountain West Mountain -0.160
87 UTSA C-USA West -0.161
88 Umass MAC East -0.163
89 Louisville American -0.172
90 East Carolina C-USA East -0.179
91 Toledo MAC West -0.180
92 Eastern Michigan MAC West -0.182
93 Wyoming Mountain West Mountain -0.184
94 Tulsa C-USA West -0.191
95 Alabama-Birmingham C-USA East -0.192
96 North Texas C-USA West -0.200
97 Southern Mississippi C-USA East -0.205
98 Western Michigan MAC West -0.205
99 Buffalo MAC East -0.207
100 Cincinnati American -0.208
SOS RankTeamLeagueDivisionSchedule Strength
101 Fresno State Mountain West West -0.212
102 Army Indep -0.213
103 Florida International C-USA East -0.221
104 Kent MAC East -0.225
105 Florida Atlantic C-USA East -0.227
106 Texas-El Paso C-USA West -0.229
107 Marshall C-USA East -0.251
108 Miami (Ohio) MAC East -0.252
109 Rice C-USA West -0.254
110 Central Michigan MAC West -0.255
111 Middle Tennessee State C-USA East -0.255
112 Georgia St Sun Belt -0.259
113 Tulane C-USA West -0.281
114 Bowling Green MAC East -0.284
115 Troy Sun Belt -0.296
116 South Alabama Sun Belt -0.310
117 Louisiana Tech C-USA West -0.311
118 Ohio MAC East -0.311
119 Ball State MAC West -0.320
120 Arkansas State Sun Belt -0.321
SOS RankTeamLeagueDivisionSchedule Strength
121 Louisiana-Monroe Sun Belt -0.331
122 Western Kentucky Sun Belt -0.333
123 Texas St Sun Belt -0.353
124 Northern Illinois MAC West -0.387
125 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt -0.409
126 Old Dominion Indep -0.426
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