Why does everyone always bring up out of conference schedules when they argue?

Why does everyone always bring up out of conference schedules when they argue? Topic: Why does everyone always bring up out of conference schedules when they argue?
June 27, 2019 / By Allycia
Question: Cause every single BCS team has a crap out of conference schedule and if Oklahoma wants to use the Cincinnati card then USC can use the Ohio state card. I mean come on every team has a cup cake schedule like Oklahoma didn't think they couldn't beat Cincinnati come on. I don't like how the Big 12 thinks they are good as Oklahoma St. just took care of business on more reams the recent years but it didn't make them better as they still lost to Texas and Oklahoma like always. Whereas in the SEC there is usually always 2 who stand out like LSU Auburn, Georgia and LSU and now Alabama and Florida and the rest of the teams are middle of the pack. Ole Miss took Tenn place as a middle of the pack team and yet people bash on the SEC. Also the Pac 10 is always owned by USC so does it matter how crappy the other teams are? The Big 10 sucks cause there teams just are not good and can't compete and the Big East just has one front runner always and it has been West Virginia and now Cincinnati and the ACC has not had a true front runner in years. So it looks like this year is the same as many so why bad mouth other conferences then about their cupcake schedules?
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Uzzia Uzzia | 4 days ago
Out of conference games are important, they are games you choose, not games you are delt. You HAVE to play conference games. What you schedule out of conference is a reflection on coaching and the challenges he is trying to give his team. You trying to say that a team that beat 1 ranked team deserves as much credit as a team who beat 4? That doesn't make even the littlest bit of sense. The entire season counts without playoffs. Every game matters as much as the next. When you run the table or win every game but 1 and you played a lot of good opponents you are definitely more credible then a team who has beaten 1. It's that simple. The reasoning behind it is more tests for a team makes them better. What do you gain as a team going and playing Alcorn State and beating them by 60+? NOTHING. absolutely nothing. You don't even gain confidence because you didn't play anyone to begin with. Little Tsunami, you should do your homework before stating these things. USC turned down a home and away with Texas Tech. They will not play anyone at any time, Leach tried to set it up but they wouldn't do it.
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Uzzia Originally Answered: Why does everyone always bring up out of conference schedules when they argue?
Out of conference games are important, they are games you choose, not games you are delt. You HAVE to play conference games. What you schedule out of conference is a reflection on coaching and the challenges he is trying to give his team. You trying to say that a team that beat 1 ranked team deserves as much credit as a team who beat 4? That doesn't make even the littlest bit of sense. The entire season counts without playoffs. Every game matters as much as the next. When you run the table or win every game but 1 and you played a lot of good opponents you are definitely more credible then a team who has beaten 1. It's that simple. The reasoning behind it is more tests for a team makes them better. What do you gain as a team going and playing Alcorn State and beating them by 60+? NOTHING. absolutely nothing. You don't even gain confidence because you didn't play anyone to begin with. Little Tsunami, you should do your homework before stating these things. USC turned down a home and away with Texas Tech. They will not play anyone at any time, Leach tried to set it up but they wouldn't do it.

Rolland Rolland
You make a lot an excellent points. Conference membership can put a roadblock or a launch ramp in front of a team. You can make a case for most of the top six teams being given a shot at the national title. The objection some us have are teams that make no effort to upscale their schedule to warrant consideration. Example: Ball St. who went of their conference to play Northeastern a 2-10 team from the Colonial Conf., W.Kentucky 3-8, Indiana 3-9, and Navy who they beat by 12. I guess if you are from a small conference, you should have to find real opponents to "play in" into the chatter for a high national ranking. USC did a good job of scheduling with OSU and ND who was supposed to back. The committee who runs the BCS should consider what you did to play real competition. I just enjoy watching a few games and do not have a team that I live and die with. I am opposed to these 18 to 22 year olds playing another 2 to 3 games beyond the bowl games. They are young but these playoff people are willing to kill the kids to have a national champ. Its a sport!
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Miles Miles
BDK is right about USC turnin down tech, also USC kinda HAS to try and get a tough out of conference schedule because the PAC 10 is so weak. But basically not too many teams actually can use the out of conference schedule argument because most teams would rather schedule North Texas rather than risk a loss against a tough opponent before they even get to the conference schedule. And yes OK st. did lose to Tech, UT, and OU but they are a VERY solid team and could excel in any other conference other than the SEC, they would probably still have 3 losses there.
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Justy Justy
A team's non-conference opponents are used to help weigh strength of schedule since within the conference the games teams play are similar depending on if there are 2 separate divisions and who plays who in the opposite division. A good example would be that Oklahoma played TCU and Cincinnati, both top 15 programs; and texas played teams such as Florida A&M and Rice. This should be recognized as a difference maker in the 3 way tie of the Big 12 South. Thank you for your question.
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Harve Harve
Oklahoma had the #1 rated hardest schedule in the country! They smoked TWO BCS quality teams in TCU and Cincy as well as playing in by far vthe toughest division in football. You are either very biased or unschooled. USC beat Ohio State when they sucked without Wells and Pryor. Get a grip! Strength of schedule of top teams: Oklahoma #1 Texas #5 Florida #17 USC #56 Alabama #88
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Harve Originally Answered: Are my children's schedules to much?
Nope. Those sound good! Kids are always happier when they have things to do and are busy. They also will stay out of trouble.
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