In attempt to speed things up for the results and analysis posts, I'm going to go ahead and post the last two lists today. Here's post 5 of 6 on the out of conference scheduling of the six BCS conferences. A full list of those we've already been through is at the bottom of the post. Now we'll have a look at the Big 12, who has 48 out of conference games:
BAYLOR: Sam Houston State, Buffalo, at TCU, at Rice
COLORADO: Colorado State, at California, Hawai'i, Georgia
IOWA STATE: Northern Illinois, at Iowa, Northern Iowa, Utah
KANSAS: North Dakota State, Georgia Tech, at Southern Miss, New Mexico State
KANSAS STATE: UCLA, Missouri State, UCF, at North Texas
MISSOURI: Illinois, Bowling Green, Furman, at Nevada
NEBRASKA: Western Kentucky, Idaho, at Washington, South Dakota State
OKLAHOMA: Utah State, Florida State, Air Force, at Cincinnati
OKLAHOMA STATE: Washington State, Troy, Tulsa, at Louisiana-Lafayette
TEXAS: at Rice, Wyoming, UCLA, Florida Atlantic
TEXAS A&M: New Mexico State, Utah State, UAB, Arkansas (neutral site: Dallas)
TEXAS TECH: SMU, at New Mexico, Weber State, Houston
- Five schools (Colorado, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Texas and Texas A&M) don't play FCS teams this year. Kudos to the Big 12 for nearly half the conference saying no to beating up on lower division schools in 2010.
- Every team in the conference plays at least one game away from home. Texas A&M plays a neutral site game with Arkansas and Texas plays at Rice (though that game is at Reliant Stadium and will be more or less be a Texas home game as far as the crowd is concerned.)
- 11 of 44 games (25%) are against BCS competition.
- 13 of 44 games (30%) are played on the road or at neutral sites.
- Colorado and Oklahoma play two BCS schools each.
Breakdown of opponents by conference (excluding the seven FCS opponents):
- C-USA (8): Houston, Rice (x2), Southern Miss, SMU, Tulsa, UAB, UCF,
- WAC (7): Hawai'i, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico State (x2), Utah State (x2)
- Mountain West (6): Air Force, Colorado State, New Mexico TCU, Utah, Wyoming
- Pac-10 (5): California, UCLA (x2), Washington, Washington State
- Sun Belt (5): Florida Atlantic, Louisiana-Lafayette, North Texas, Troy, Western Kentucky
- MAC (3): Bowling Green, Buffalo, Northern Illinois
- ACC (2): Florida State, Georgia Tech
- Big Ten (2): Illinois, Iowa
- SEC (2): Arkansas, Georgia
- Big East (1): Cincinnati
The Pac-10 list will follow shortly.