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April 12, 2011
As we pointed out Monday, it's never too early to start discussing 2011 schedules.
Today, we're going to look at the 12 best non-conference games of the season. It's important to note that this does not include non-conference games that are played annually; some of those games would've made the list, sure, but the idea here is to show that the occasional two-game series can lead to some mighty fine football.
Tomorrow, we'll go to the other end of the spectrum and look at the 12 most embarrassing non-conference games of the season.
TOP 12 NON-CONFERENCE GAMES OF 2011
12. San Diego State at Michigan
11. Pittsburgh at Iowa
10. Arizona at Oklahoma State
9. Arizona State at Illinois
8. LSU at West Virginia
7. Alabama at Penn State
6. BYU at Texas
5. Missouri at Arizona State
4. Ohio State at Miami
3. Boise State vs. Georgia in Atlanta
2. Oklahoma at Florida State
1. LSU vs. Oregon in Arlington, Texas
Mike Huguenin is the college sports editor for Rivals.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.