Bumped. -BN Eds.
Now that the college football "Final Four" playoff is almost official, it sounds like strength of schedule will be an important part of the selection committee's decision-making process.
As Kenneth Powers fanshotted, there are some PAC 12 schools that are a little worried about scheduling more tough games against the Big Ten when we already play nine tough conference games (i.e. tied for most conference games in the NCAA). The Big Ten originally had plans to start playing nine conference games too, starting in 2017; however, now that the PAC12 / Big Ten Alliance is supposed to start in 2017, the Big Ten decided that they didn't want to play too many tough games and will stick to playing eight conference games.
Who should UCLA try to schedule?
I haven't seen this anywhere else on the Internet, so here are the currently scheduled football games between PAC 12 and Big Ten schools.
|Arizona||Arizona State||California||Colorado||Oregon||Oregon State|
|2012||Illinois||at Ohio State||Wisconsin|
|2014||at Northwestern||Michigan State|
|2015||at Michigan State||at Michigan|
|2013||at Nebraska||at Illinois|
|2015||at Northwestern||Michigan||at Wisconsin|