2013 College Football Strength of Schedule

Nov 24, 2011; College Station, TX, USA; Detail view of Nike footballs on the field before a game between the Texas Longhorns and Texas A

Strength of schedule can be misleading, but that doesn’t stop us all from glancing over the rankings before the start of every season to see where our favorite team comes in. This year a pair of bottom feeders in the SEC top the list with Kentucky and Arkansas having the toughest road ahead in 2013. The Florida Gators also have a tough schedule in their future, but they have the talent to deal with nearly every team in the nation.

On the opposite side of the rankings, Oregon, who many believe to be a national title contender, has the 113th ranked schedule. For a team with a roster of their talent, the road to a title berth is all but paved. Barring a slip up against their easy schedule, the Ducks should be right in the mix at seasons end. The same goes for Ohio State, who ranks just a few spots higher at 105.

To be fair, strength of schedule is based off of last year’s records, so it could all change, but things look promising for Oregon and Ohio State.

If the past few years have been any indication of what to expect, we could be on our way to watching Oregon or Ohio State take on the SEC champions — because the SEC is always in the title game, right?

Where does your team rank on the list? Here is the 2013 strength of schedule:

Rank

Team

OPP WINS

OPP LOSSES

WIN%

1

Kentucky

103

50

67.32%

2

Arkansas

99

54

64.71%

3

Purdue

96

56

63.16%

3

Missouri

96

56

63.16%

5

Kansas

96

57

62.75%

6

Akron

97

58

62.58%

7

Florida

96

58

62.34%

8

Oklahoma

96

60

61.54%

9

California

93

60

60.78%

9

South Carolina

93

60

60.78%

11

Illinois

92

60

60.53%

12

LSU

93

61

60.39%

13

Pittsburgh

91

63

59.09%

14

Colorado

90

63

58.82%

14

TCU

90

63

58.82%

16

NC State

88

62

58.67%

17

Oklahoma St

89

63

58.55%

18

Utah

90

64

58.44%

19

Memphis

87

62

58.39%

20

Eastern Michigan

88

63

58.28%

21

Iowa St

89

64

58.17%

21

Tennessee

89

64

58.17%

23

Notre Dame

90

65

58.06%

24

Georgia Tech

87

63

58.00%

25

BYU

88

64

57.89%

26

SMU

87

64

57.62%

27

Stanford

88

65

57.52%

28

Virginia

87

65

57.24%

29

Baylor

88

66

57.14%

29

Nevada

88

66

57.14%

31

Michigan

86

65

56.95%

31

Mississippi St

86

65

56.95%

31

Georgia

86

65

56.95%

34

Iowa

80

61

56.74%

35

Houston

85

65

56.67%

35

USF

85

65

56.67%

37

Colorado St

94

72

56.63%

38

Auburn

86

66

56.58%

39

Arizona St

87

67

56.49%

40

Kansas St

88

68

56.41%

41

Georgia St

84

65

56.38%

42

Indiana

85

66

56.29%

43

Texas A&M

87

68

56.13%

44

Penn St

87

69

55.77%

45

Clemson

84

67

55.63%

46

Buffalo

83

68

54.97%

47

UNLV

84

69

54.90%

48

Temple

82

68

54.67%

48

South Alabama

82

68

54.67%

50

Texas Tech

83

69

54.61%

51

Connecticut

81

68

54.36%

52

West Virginia

82

69

54.30%

53

Syracuse

83

70

54.25%

53

Hawaii

83

70

54.25%

55

Mississippi

81

69

54.00%

56

Air Force

82

70

53.95%

56

San Diego St

82

70

53.95%

56

Massachusetts

82

70

53.95%

59

Toledo

82

71

53.59%

60

North Carolina

81

71

53.29%

60

San Jose St

81

71

53.29%

62

Texas

82

72

53.25%

63

Boston College

80

71

52.98%

63

Washington St

80

71

52.98%

65

Oregon St

81

72

52.94%

66

UCLA

81

73

52.60%

67

Maryland

79

72

52.32%

67

Wyoming

79

72

52.32%

67

North Texas

79

72

52.32%

70

USC

86

79

52.12%

71

Florida St

78

72

52.00%

71

Idaho

78

72

52.00%

73

Washington

79

73

51.97%

74

Wake Forest

78

73

51.66%

74

Tulane

78

73

51.66%

76

Kent St

77

73

51.33%

77

Northwestern

77

74

50.99%

77

Boise St

77

74

50.99%

79

Alabama

75

73

50.68%

80

Michigan St

76

74

50.67%

81

Western Michigan

77

75

50.66%

82

Vanderbilt

75

74

50.34%

83

Minnesota

76

76

50.00%

83

Rutgers

74

74

50.00%

85

Duke

74

75

49.66%

85

Tulsa

74

75

49.66%

87

Central Michigan

75

77

49.34%

88

FIU

73

75

49.32%

89

New Mexico

74

77

49.01%

90

Louisville

72

75

48.98%

91

Arizona

73

77

48.67%

92

Wisconsin

72

76

48.65%

92

Southern Miss

72

76

48.65%

94

Miami, Fl

73

78

48.34%

94

Navy

73

78

48.34%

94

Troy

73

78

48.34%

97

UTEP

72

77

48.32%

98

UCF

71

76

48.30%

99

Nebraska

73

79

48.03%

100

ULM

71

78

47.65%

101

UAB

70

77

47.62%

102

Virginia Tech

71

79

47.33%

103

Army

70

78

47.30%

104

Fresno St

71

80

47.02%

105

Ohio St

70

79

46.98%

106

Old Dominion

60

68

46.88%

107

Bowling Green

69

81

46.00%

107

UTSA

69

81

46.00%

109

Miami, Oh

69

82

45.70%

109

Ball St

69

82

45.70%

111

Marshall

67

81

45.27%

112

New Mexico St

68

83

45.03%

113

Oregon

67

83

44.67%

113

Utah St

67

83

44.67%

115

Arkansas St

66

82

44.59%

115

Western Kentucky

66

82

44.59%

117

East Carolina

65

83

43.92%

118

Cincinnati

64

82

43.84%

119

Texas St

65

84

43.62%

120

Louisiana

62

86

41.89%

121

Rice

61

86

41.50%

122

Northern Illinois

62

88

41.33%

123

Ohio

60

88

40.54%

124

Louisiana Tech

54

93

36.73%

125

Middle Tennessee

50

95

34.48%

126

Florida Atlantic

50

96

34.25%

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