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Big 12 Issues "Power 5" Football Scheduling Requirement

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The Big 12 Conference has announced it will require member football programs to annually play at least one non-conference game against an autonomy conference institution (ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC, plus Notre Dame).

“Schedule strength is a key component in CFP Selection Committee deliberations,” said Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “This move will strengthen the resumes for all Big 12 teams. Coupled with the nine-game full round robin Conference schedule our teams play, it will not only benefit the teams at the top of our standings each season, but will impact the overall strength of the Conference.”

Additionally, no Big 12 program shall play more than one game annually against a non-Football Bowl Subdivision opponent.

This new scheduling requirement does not impact existing non-conference game contracts.

Here are OU and OSU’s future opponents through 2020.

Oklahoma State

2016 – Southeastern Louisiana, Central Michigan, Pittsburgh

2017 – Tulsa, at South Alabama, at Pittsburgh

2018 – Central Michigan, South Alabama, Boise State

2019 – at Oregon State, at Tulsa

2020 – Oregon State, Tulsa, South Alabama


2016 – Houston (at NRG Stadium), Louisiana-Monroe, Ohio State

2017 – UTEP, at Ohio State, Tulane

2018 – Florida Atlantic, UCLA, Army

2019 – Houston, at UCLA

2020 – at Army

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