of playing for a college football championship due to their conference affiliations and their weak schedules.
A quick check of the Sagarin strength of schedule rankings shows that these 5 schools have played the weakest schedules among the top 20 schools in the Sagarin rankings:
Ohio St: 59th
Michigan St: 67th
Boise St: 73rd (but will rise after playing at Nevada)
So yes, they are at the bottom in strength of schedule Gordon, with YOU AND YOUR BUDDIES!
OSU's non-conference schedule was 4 home games, vs. Marshall, Ohio, Eastern Michigan, and Miami (I'll give them that one). This is fairly typical of big power schools- all non-conference games are at home. If Boise St. or TCU calls and asks to schedule a home-and-home series, they laugh and say "NO, you have to come to our house every year"
Personally I would love to see Boise St. demolish OSU or some other big school in a bowl game, like they did years back to Oklahoma.
I want Auburn to lose this weekend for sure and set up Oregon vs. Boise or TCU (assuming no leap-frogging by lower-ranked power schools).
TIME FOR A PLAYOFF!