Earlier this month, ESPN updated its Football Power Index (FPI) in anticipation of the upcoming 2019 college football season.
One of the metrics the FPI uses is remaining strength of schedule. It uses a number of factors to calculate which team has the hardest remaining slate ahead of them.
As of now, every team has its entire schedule ahead of them, so the remaining strength of schedule is simply a preseason ranking of every team’s 12-game campaign.
According to the FPI, the five toughest schedules in the country can be found in the Pac-12 and SEC.
- South Carolina
The FPI projects Florida and Georgia to be top-five teams, while slotting South Carolina at No. 18 and USC at No. 25.
Stanford, meanwhile, is ranked 33rd by the FPI.
You can view the full FPI rankings here.