This posting is to keep track of the SEC lovers who claim their conference is so great. Here's some comparisons between SEC OOC schedules and PAC-12 based upon the top 10 of the 2012 pre-season AP poll.
USC(1): Hawaii (home), Syracuse (at NJ), Notre Dame (home)
Alabama(2): Michigan (at Arlington TX), Western Kentucky (home), Florida Atlantic (home), and Western Carolina (home)
LSU (3): North Texas (home), Washington (home), Idaho (home), and Towson (home)
Oklahoma (4): UTEP (away at UTEP), Florida A&M Univ (home), and Notre Dame (home)
Oregon (5): Arkansas State (home), Fresno State (home), and Tennessee Tech (home)
Georgia (6) : Buffalo (home), Florida Atlantic (home), Georgia Southern (home), Georgia Tech (home)
Florida State (7): Murray State (home), Savannah State (home), USF (away), Florida (home)
Michigan (8): Alabama (at Arlington, TX), Air Force (home), UMass (home), Notre Dame (away)
South Carolina (9): East Carolina (home), Univ Alabama Birmingham (home), Wofford (home), Clemson (away)
Arkansas (10): Jacksonville State, Univ Lousiana Monroe, Rutgers, and Tulsa
Had enough of the disparity? It's laughable right? I mean, USC plays nothing but OOC games against accredited Div 1A (FBS) schools while these SEC teams schedule HOME games against FCS opponents AND some of those games are LATE SEASON games!. This would be like USC scheduling against Cal Poly and CSU Fullerton at HOME in the LA Coliseum and then Tim Tessalone acting as if it's a "big game". While these other FCS schools are very respectable schools with credibility on the field, it is not as if that credibility really contributes anything to the competitiveness of the ranked opponent.