Ubben: OU has top nonconference schedule
Big 12 blogger David Ubben ranked the conference's best nonconference schedules today and had Oklahoma at No. 1. Here's what he wrote about the Sooners:
1. Oklahoma -- at UTEP, Florida A&M, Notre Dame
The Sooners can't help that Notre Dame can't get its act together, but the storied program will visit Norman in October. Oklahoma also had to put together a last-minute game to kick off its season, traveling to El Paso to face the Miners, who went 5-7 in 2011. Florida A&M is an FCS opponent, but won't be bringing its band. The gap between the Sooners' schedule difficulty and everyone else's isn't very wide this year. The saddest truth? Oklahoma's game vs. Notre Dame is the only game featuring a Big 12 vs. a team in the ESPN preseason top 25.
What do you think? Check out his full rankings here.
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