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ESPN Computer Ranks Country's 5 Toughest Schedules

A general view of Arkansas' football stadium.

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - OCTOBER 27: Views around Donald W. Reynolds Stadium of the Arkansas Razorbacks before a game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Razorback Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Commodores defeated the Razorbacks 45-31. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

The 2021 college football regular season is approaching fast.

The summer is just about here, which means fall camps are right around the corner. Teams will soon be reporting to preseason camp with the regular season set to begin before you know it.

Which teams will be playing the toughest schedules in the country?

ESPN's computer model, the Football Power Index, has released its early rankings. The computer model has ranked the toughest schedules in the country ahead of the 2021 regular seasons.

Here's who ESPN believes is playing the five toughest schedules in America this fall:

  1. Arkansas
  2. Auburn
  3. Kansas
  4. Texas
  5. TCU

Here's a look at who Arkansas will be playing this fall:

  • vs. Rice
  • vs. Texas
  • vs. Georgia Southern
  • vs. Texas A&M
  • at Georgia
  • at Ole Miss
  • vs. Auburn
  • vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff
  • vs. Mississippi State
  • at LSU
  • at Alabama
  • vs. Missouri

The hardest schedules list is dominated by the SEC and the Big 12, which isn't too surprising, considering the preseason rankings.

The 2012 college football regular season can't get here soon enough.