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Teams With Hardest, Easiest Schedules In CFB Next Year Play In Same Conference

We're still a few months away from the start of the 2017 college football season, but that doesn't mean we can't dream about it. Spring practice is underway, and spring games will be kicking off within the next few weeks, if they haven't already. We finally get to see our favorite teams back in action.

But how will they fare in 2018? It's a question every college football fanbase asks at this time of year. The 2018 recruiting cycle is over, and spring practice allows coaches and programs to get a good look at who can play, and who can't.

So which teams will have the hardest time finding success this season? Most likely those with the hardest schedules.

Ironically enough, the teams with the easiest, and most-difficult schedules come from the same conference.

UCLA owns the hardest schedule, according to ESPN. Take a look.

UCLA football's 2018 schedule.

Conversely, Oregon has the easiest schedule.

Oregon football's 2018 schedule.

It all comes down to the non-conference opponent. The popular debate between scheduling winnable games versus an opponent that will help your strength of schedule.

Two very different schools of thought developed within one conference.