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ESPN Computer Ranks College Football's 5 Easiest Schedules

Arizona State fans cheering during a football game.

TEMPE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 08: The Arizona State Sun Devils student section cheers during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Sun Devil Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tempe, Arizona. The Sun Devils defeated the Spartans 16-13. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The start of summer has arrived with Memorial Day Weekend, which means the start of the 2021 college football regular season is right around the corner.

Soon enough, college football programs will be reporting to fall camp. The 2021 college football regular season will be starting up before you know it.

In anticipation of the 2021 college football season, ESPN's computer model, the Football Power Index, has released its strength of schedule rankings.

Which college football programs will play the easiest schedules in the country among Power 5 teams? Here are the five easiest schedules in college football, according to the rankings:

  1. Arizona State
  2. Washington
  3. Utah
  4. Washington State
  5. USC

As you can see, ESPN's computer model is not very high on the Pac-12 heading into the 2021 college football regular season.

Perhaps the Pac-12 will surprise everyone this fall and be among the best conferences in the country. For now, though, the Football Power Index is not very high on the conference as we approach the regular season.