We’re now more than a week removed from the conclusion of the 2019 college football season. It ended with LSU topping Clemson in the College Football Playoff national championship game.
Now, it’s time to look ahead to the 2020 season. Way-too-early preseason top 25 polls are starting to roll in. Early College Football Playoff picks are being made.
Strength of schedule rankings are starting to be released, too.
College football analyst Matt Smith has released his SOS rankings. A Big Ten program comes in at No. 1 for 2020.
Michigan State has the hardest schedule in the country in 2020, according to the rankings. Here’s the Spartans’ 2020 schedule:
- vs. Northwestern
- at BYU
- vs. Toledo
- vs. Miami
- at Iowa
- vs. Michigan
- vs. Ohio State
- at Indiana
- vs. Minnesota
- at Penn State
- vs. Rutgers
- at Maryland
That’s pretty brutal. The three game at Iowa, vs. Michigan and at Ohio State stretch is about as difficult as it gets in college football.
Here’s the complete top 10:
- Michigan State
- Georgia Tech
- South Carolina
ICYMI: 2020 Strength of Schedule Rankings (Sparty, No!) pic.twitter.com/NHlhZFfXKi
— Matt Smith (@MattSmithCFB) January 21, 2020
Who do you see having college football’s toughest 2020 schedule?