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ESPN Computer Names College Football's 'Easiest' Schedule

General view of Sun Devil Stadium as the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks warm up prior to the college football game.

TEMPE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 19: General view of Sun Devil Stadium as the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks warm up prior to the college football game on September 19, 2008 in Tempe, Arizona. The Sun Devils defeated the Warhawks 38-14. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

ESPN's computer model, the Football Power Index, has released its initial rankings for the upcoming 2021 season.

Which college football program has the easiest schedule in college football?

According to ESPN's computer model, the easiest schedule in all of college football belongs to the Charlotte 49ers. However, they are not a Power 5 program, so it's not too surprising to see someone like Charlotte rank at the bottom of the list.

What Power 5 program has the easiest schedule in the country, though?

According to ESPN's Football Power Index, the Power 5 school with the easiest schedule in college football in 2021 is Arizona State. The Sun Devils' 2021 schedule ranks No. 83 in the country by the Football Power Index. That is the lowest ranking of any Power 5 program in the country.

Here's Arizona State's full schedule:

  • vs. Southern Utah
  • vs. UNLV
  • at BYU
  • vs. Colorado
  • at UCLA
  •  vs. Stanford
  • at Utah
  • vs. Washington State
  • vs. USC
  • at Washington
  • at Oregon State
  • vs. Arizona

As you can see, there aren't a ton of really tough games on that schedule. Playing at BYU is a solid non-conference game, but the other two non-conference tilts aren't projected to be very difficult. The Pac-12 isn't expected to be really tough, either, and the Sun Devils don't have to play Oregon.