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2002 College Football Toughest Stretches


This preview lists the three toughest stretches of games in each conference, which come from three separate teams. This stretch may consist of as few as three games or as many as six. It is the most important and most difficult part of each team’s schedule. The three toughest sretches in each conference are rated one to three, and then the top fifteen toughest stretches nationally are listed at the bottom.

ACC | Big East | Big Ten | Big XII | CUSA | MAC | Mountain West
PAC 10 | SEC | Sun Belt | WAC | Independents

ACC
TEAM
DATES
GAMES
Florida State
September 26-November 2
at Louisville, Clemson, at Miami, Notre Dame, at Wake Forest
Virginia
October 26-November 30
at GA Tech, at Penn St, NC State, Maryland, at VA Tech
Georgia Tech
October 5-November 9
Wake Forest, at Maryland, Virginia, at NC State, Florida St


Big East
TEAM
DATES
GAMES
Pittsburgh
October 5-November 2
at Syracuse, at Notre Dame, Boston College, at VA Tech
Miami
November 9-December 7
at Tennessee, Pittsburgh, at Syracuse, VA Tech
Syracuse
November 2-November 30
at UCF, VA Tech, at Boston College, Miami


Big Ten
TEAM
DATES
GAMES
Minnesota
October 19-November 16
at Michigan St, at Ohio St, Michigan, Iowa
Wisconsin
October 19-November 2
Ohio St, at Michigan St, at Iowa
Ohio State
November 9-November 23
at Purdue, at Illinois, Michigan


Big XII
TEAM
DATES
GAMES
Oklahoma St
October 5-November 9
at Texas, at Kansas St, Nebraska, Texas A&M, at Texas Tech
Oklahoma
October 12-November 19
vs Texas, Iowa St, Colorado, at Texas A&M
Texas
October 12-November 2
vs Oklahoma, at Kansas St, Iowa St, at Nebraska


Conference USA
TEAM
DATES
GAMES
Cincinnati
October 19-November 9
at Southern Miss, Memphis, at East Carolina, at Louisville
UAB
November 9-November 30
Southern Miss, East Carolina, at Louisville, at Cincinnati
Tulane
September 14-September 28
at East Carolina, at Memphis, Texas


MAC
TEAM
DATES
GAMES
W. Michigan
September 7-September 28
at Michigan, at Purdue, VA Tech
Akron
August 31-September 28
at Iowa, at Maryland, C Michigan, at Virginia, at Miami (OH)
C Michigan
September 21-October 26
at Indiana, at BC, Bowling Green, at N Illinois, Marshall


Mountain West
TEAM
DATES
GAMES
Colorado St
August 22-September 14
at Virginia, vs Colorado, at UCLA, Louisville
Wyoming
November 2-November 30
at UNLV, at BYU, Utah, at New Mexico
UNLV
August 31-September 21
Wisconsin, Kansas, at Oregon St, at Toledo


PAC 10
TEAM
DATES
GAMES
California
September 28-October 26
Washington St, at Washington, at USC, UCLA, at OR St
USC
September 2-October 5
Auburn, at Colorado, at Kansas St, OR St, at Washington St
Arizona St
October 19-November 2
at Oregon, Washington, at Washington St


SEC
TEAM
DATES
GAMES
South Carolina
October 19-November 23
at LSU, Tennessee, Arkansas, at Florida, at Clemson
Tennessee
October 12-November 16
at Georgia, Alabama, at South Carolina, Miami, at Miss. St
Mississippi
October 19-November 28
at Alabama, at Arkansas, Auburn, at Georgia, at LSU, Miss. St


SunBelt
TEAM
DATES
GAMES
Idaho
August 31-September 28
at Boise St, at Washington St, at OR, SD St, at Washington
New Mexico St
August 31-September 28
at South Carolina, at California, New Mexico, at Georgia
North Texas
September 14-October 5
at Alabama, at TCU, at Arizona, South Florida


WAC
TEAM
DATES
GAMES
Louisiana Tech
August 31-September 28
Oklahoma St, at Clemson, at Penn St, at Texas A&M
San Jose State
September 7-September 21
at Washington, at Stanford, at Illinois
Fresno State
August 23-September 21
at Wisconsin, SD State, at Oregon, at Oregon St


Independents
TEAM
DATES
GAMES
Notre Dame
August 31-September 21
vs Maryland, Purdue, Michigan, at Michigan St
South Florida
September 14-October 19
at Arkansas, at Oklahoma, at N Texas, So Miss, at E Carolina
Troy State
September 21-October 19
at Iowa St, at Missouri, at Miss. State, at Marshall


Of the 36 toughest stretches above (three from each of eleven conferences plus the Independents), fifteen have been chosen to accumulate a list of the fifteen toughest stretches of games in college football this season. Here are the fifteen teams in order from one to fifteen that those difficult stretches of games belong to.

California
Oklahoma State
South Carolina
Tennessee
USC
Florida State
Virginia
Colorado State
Pittsburgh
Louisiana Tech
Minnesota
Notre Dame
Miami
Western Michigan
Wisconsin


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