I started this study 4 years ago as I wondered about two questions:
Why are the BCS schools playing Nunchaku Poly A&M? Why aren’t the BCS schools playing each other in OOC games?
Of course to answer those answers I had to first determine who was playing who; although the answer always comes down to money.
I question if 4 years is long enough to see trends and patterns, but that’s the life of the 12-game format. With that in mind, I will leave it to the readers to draw conclusions. Just one reminder, this is about scheduling, not strength of conference.