One-fourth of the college football season is essentially out of the way. Most teams have played three regular season games at this point.
Some teams have been challenged in the first few weeks, while others have to wait to play tougher opponents. It all depends on how your schedule is set up.
One of the metrics included in ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) is remaining strength of schedule. It sorts teams out according to how the computer views the upcoming games on their schedule.
Right now, Georgia has the toughest remaining schedule, per the FPI. The Bulldogs play Notre Dame on Saturday, then have a bye week, before traveling to Tennessee.
Four-straight SEC East games (South Carolina, Kentucky, Florida and Missouri) follow, though three are at home. Then, Georgia ends the year with Auburn, Texas A&M and Georgia Tech.
Here are the top 10 toughest remaining schedules, according to the FPI:
- South Carolina
- Oregon State
- Texas A&M
As you can see, the strength of schedule metric favors SEC teams. Six of the top 10 are from the SEC, with three from the Pac-12 and one from the Big-12.
You can view the full strength of schedule rankings here.