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FIU makes list of toughest schedules for non-BCS teams

Toughest schedules in the non-BCS

August 25, 2008 12:00 PM


Posted by ESPN.com's Graham Watson

There are a lot of teams that play quality schedules in the non-BCS, but below are what I believe to be the 10 toughest schedules.

1. Fresno State - At Rutgers, Toledo, UCLA and Boise State plus a home date with Wisconsin.

2. Troy - Opens season at rival MTSU then travels to No. 2 Ohio State, No. 7 LSU, Oklahoma State, FAU.

3. Florida International - At No. 14 Kansas, Iowa, No. 19 South Florida, FAU, and Troy.

4. UAB - Opens with Tulsa then plays No. 18 Tennessee, South Carolina at FAU then conference dates at UCF and Southern Miss.

5. East Carolina - Plays four high-level BCS teams then plays at UCF, Southern Miss and UAB.

6. UCF - Underrated non-conference schedule with No. 19 South Florida, Boston College, Miami and a conference game at Tulsa.

7. Louisiana-Monroe - Plays three SEC teams, including No. 10 Auburn and Arkansas to start the season.

8. Marshall - At No. 8 West Virginia and No. 13 Wisconsin and Southern Miss, East Carolina and UAB.

9. Nevada - Plays No. 6 Missouri and No. 12 Texas Tech then travels to Hawaii and Fresno State.

10. New Mexico - Opens against TCU then hosts Texas A&M, Arizona and at Tulsa and BYU.


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Re: FIU makes list of toughest schedules for non-BCS teams

Well, when just about every team in the country is better than you, I guess you're going to have a pretty tough schedule.
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Re: FIU makes list of toughest schedules for non-BCS teams

What's really cool is that on those schedules…FAU is listed as a "tough team." We are in good company with the others listed as well.

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smittysahoot said

What's really cool is that on those schedules…FAU is listed as a "tough team." We are in good company with the others listed as well.

If that's the case then UAB will be a "tough team" for us at home first game since they are listed on here.

Toledo is on here? Really?

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Re: FIU makes list of toughest schedules for non-BCS teams

Fledgling said

smittysahoot said

What's really cool is that on those schedules…FAU is listed as a "tough team." We are in good company with the others listed as well.

If that's the case then UAB will be a "tough team" for us at home first game since they are listed on here.


Fledge:
What was meant by my message is that those teams have FAU as part of their "tough schedule." We are no longer a UAB or FIU, we are with the likes of the SEC and ACC when ESPN compiles "strength of schedule" type of polls.

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Re: FIU makes list of toughest schedules for non-BCS teams

Yeah, I got it.  I know what you meant, wasn't questioning you, just the writers thoughts.

This is the first I've heard UAB being a challenge to anyone.  And tulane?

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