Thursday, January 13, 2011

Looking at the Future OOC Schedules

Yesterday, it was announced that Boise State and Washington will play a home-and-home football series with the Broncos going to Seattle in 2013 and UW coming to Bronco Stadium in 2015.  Next year was messed up when we had to add Nevada and Fresno State to keep continuity with those teams going to the MWC in 2012.

For Boise State to have a legitimate chance to be in the MNC, they have to have a minimum of two AQ schools (more likely three) and at least one ranked non-AQ on their schedule.  Notice that the Broncos had that in 2010 and even had they gone unbeaten, they would not have finished in the top two.  This should open eyes as to what kind of OOC schedule they need.  If you're going to play teams as bad as Oregon State, Toledo and Wyoming out of conference, it's not going to work.  For things to fall into place, the second AQ whould have needed to be someone similar to Georgia for 2011, and Wyoming would have to have been traded for Utah.

Preferably though, there should be three AQ's and a ranked non-AQ out of conference.  If the Broncos are to get the respect they desire, then, it is a must to add an AQ to 2012 since they only have one at this time.  Boise State needs two AQ's in 2013 since they only have Michigan State.  Boise State also needs two more AQ's in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.  BYU looks to be much-improved in the near time and fit the role of a ranked non-AQ nicely from 2013-2016.  Boise State needs to add someone similar for 2017.  Here's a look at how future Bronco schedules are set up at this time.

Sept. 3 - vs. Georgia (Georgia Dome, Atlanta)
                Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game
Sept. 17 - at Toledo
Sept. 24 - Tulsa
Oct. 1 - Nevada
Oct. 8 - at Fresno State

Aug. 31 - at Michigan State
Sept. 15 - Miami (Ohio)
Sept. 22 - BYU

Sept. 7 - at Washington
Sept. 21 - at BYU

Sept. 4 - Ole Miss (Georgia Dome, Atlanta)
                Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game
Sept. 27 - BYU

Sept. 12 - at BYU
Sept. 19 - Washington

Sept. 10 - Washington State
Sept. 24 - at Oregon State


Sept. 9 - at Washington State