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Big 12 Football Out of Conference Scheduling 2010

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

Initial impressions:

  • 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.