Projected Top Non-Conference and Conference Games of All of 2016 – Version 1.5

Using the updated ESPN FPI projections, here are the revised top non-conference and conference games of 2016. Change in a game’s rank in parenthesis. Team rankings are a composite ranking from the two rating services I used to create this list (Bill Connelly’s S&P+ and ESPN’s FPI).

TOP 15 NON-CONFERENCE GAMES OF 2016

Four-Star Games 

1. #2 Florida St. vs. #6 Ole Miss (+2)
Monday, September 5, ESPN

2. #14 Notre Dame at #8 USC (-1)
Saturday, November 26

3. #11 UCLA at #20 Texas A&M (+1)
Saturday, September 3

4. #18 Stanford at #14 Notre Dame (-2)
Saturday, October 15

5. #3 Alabama vs. #8 USC (–)
Saturday, September 3

6. #14 Ohio St. at #3 Oklahoma (+1)
Saturday, September 17

7. #33 Penn St. at #27 Pitt (-1)
Saturday, September 10

8. #18 Florida at #2 Florida St. (N/A)
Saturday, November 26

Three-Star Games 

9. #11 Georgia vs. #25 North Carolina (-1)
Saturday, September 3

10. #28 Michigan St. at #14 Notre Dame (+2)
Saturday, September 17, NBC

11. #27 Pitt at #16 Oklahoma St. (-1)
Saturday, November 26

12.#23 Oregon at #26 Nebraska (-3)
Saturday, September 17

13. #28 Arkansas at #30 TCU (-2)
Saturday, September 10

14. #39 BYU vs. #30 West Virginia (-1)
Saturday, September 24

15. #14 Notre Dame at #29 Texas (N/A)
Sunday, September 4

 

TOP CONFERENCE MATCH-UPS OF 2016

ACC

1.  #3 Clemson at #2 Florida St. (–)
Saturday, October 29

2. #27 Pitt at #25 North Carolina (+2)
Saturday, September 24

3. #27 Pitt at #30 Miami (-1) 
Saturday, November 5

4. #2 Florida St. at #16 Louisville (+1)
Saturday, September 17

5. #25 North Carolina at #30 Miami (-2)
Saturday, October 15

6. #30 Miami at #37 Virginia Tech (+1) 
Thursday, October 20, ESPN

7. #37 Virginia Tech at #27 Pitt (-1) 
Thursday, October 27, ESPN

8. #30 Miami at #40 NC State (–) 
Saturday, November 19

9. #16 Louisville at #3 Clemson (–)
Saturday, October 1

10. #25 North Carolina at #2 Florida St. (N/A) 
Saturday, October 1

BIG TEN

1. Michigan at Ohio St. (–)
Saturday, November 26

2. Ohio St. at Michigan St. (+1) 
Saturday, November 19

3. Michigan St. at Penn St. (-1) 
Saturday, November 26

4. Nebraska at Ohio St. (+5)  
Saturday, November 5

5. Iowa at Penn St. (+1) 
Saturday, November 5

6. Nebraska at Wisconsin (-2) 
Saturday, October 29

7. Wisconsin at Michigan St. (-2) 
Saturday, September 24

8. Nebraska at Iowa (+2) 
Friday, November 25

9. Wisconsin at Iowa (-2) 
Saturday, October 22

10. Michigan at Michigan St. (-2) 
Saturday, October 29

BIG 12

1. #16 Oklahoma St. at #13 Baylor 
Saturday, September 24

2. #13 Baylor at #3 Oklahoma 
Saturday, November 12

3. #30 West Virginia at #29 Texas 
Saturday, November 12

4. #30 TCU at #30 West Virginia (+1) 
Saturday, October 22

5. #30 TCU at #29 Texas (-1) 
Friday, November 25

6. #16 Oklahoma St. at #3 Oklahoma (+1) 
Saturday, December 3

7. #16 Oklahoma St. at #30 TCU (+3) 
Saturday, November 19

8. #29 Texas at #16 Oklahoma St. (+1) 
Saturday, October 1

9. #30 West Virginia at #16 Oklahoma St. (-3) 
Saturday, October 29

10. #13 Baylor at #29 Texas (N/A) 
Saturday, October 29

PAC-12

1. #8 USC at #10 Washington (–) 
Saturday, November 12

2. #8 USC at #11 UCLA (+2) 
Friday, November 19

3. #18 Stanford at #11 UCLA (-1) 
Saturday, September 24

4. #18 Stanford at #10 Washington (-1) 
Friday, September 30

5. #8 USC at #18 Stanford (–) 
Saturday, September 17

6. #18 Stanford at #23 Oregon (+1) 
Saturday, November 12

7. #23 Oregon at #8 USC (-1) 
Saturday, November 5

8. #10 Washington at #23 Oregon (–) 
Saturday, October 8

9. #48 Arizona at #42 Washington St. (–) 
Saturday, November 5

10. #48 Arizona at #38 Utah (N/A) 
Saturday, October 8

SEC

1. #3 Alabama at #1 LSU (–) 
Saturday, November 5

2. #6 Ole Miss at #1 LSU (+4) 
Saturday, October 22

3. #3 Alabama at #6 Ole Miss (+2) 
Saturday, September 17

4. #6 Tennessee at #11 Georgia (-2) 
Saturday, October 1

5. #11 Georgia at #6 Ole Miss (-2) 
Saturday, September 24

6. #3 Alabama at #6 Tennessee (-2) 
Saturday, October 15

7. #18 Florida vs. #11 Georgia (–) 
Saturday, October 29

8. #20 Texas A&M at #21 Auburn (+1) 
Saturday, September 17

9. #18 Florida at #22 Arkansas (-1) 
Saturday, November 5

10. #18 Florida at #6 Tennessee (N/A) 
Saturday, September 24

AMERICAN

1. #44 Houston at #64 Cincinnati (–)
Thursday, September 15, ESPN

2. #43 South Florida at #61 Temple (–)
Friday, October 21, ESPN

3. #43 South Florida at #64 Cincinnati (–)
Saturday, October 1

4. #44 Houston at #73 Navy (–) 
Saturday, October 8, CBSSN

5. #73 Navy at #43 South Florida (–) 
Friday, October 28, ESPN2

CONFERENCE USA

1. #54 Western Kentucky at #75 Marshall (–)
Saturday, November 26

2. #75 Marshall at #85 Southern Miss (–)
Saturday, October 29

3. #89 Middle Tennessee at #75 Marshall (+1)
Saturday, November 12

4. #91 Louisiana Tech at #85 Southern Miss (-1)
Friday, November 25

5. #91 Louisiana Tech at #89 Middle Tennessee (–)
Saturday, September 24

MAC

1.  #74 Bowling Green at #71 Toledo (–)
Saturday, October 15

2. #71 Toledo at #61 Western Michigan (–) 
Friday, November 25

3. #78 Northern Illinois at #61 Western Michigan (–)
Saturday, October 8

4. #79 Central Michigan at #78 Northern Illinois (–)
Saturday, October 15

5. #78 Northern Illinois vs. #71 Toledo (–)
Wednesday, November 9

MOUNTAIN WEST

1. #35 Boise St. at #75 Air Force 
Friday, November 25

2. #79 Utah St. at #35 Boise St. 
Saturday, October 1

3. #87 San José St. at #35 Boise St. 
Friday, November 4, ESPN2

4. #75 Air Force at #79 Utah St. (+1)
Saturday, September 24

5. #57 San Diego St. at #79 Utah St. (-1)
Friday, October 28

SUN BELT

1. #63 Appalachian St. at #69 Georgia Southern (–) 
Thursday, October 27, ESPNU

2. #69 Georgia Southern at #91 Arkansas St. (–)
Wednesday, October 5, ESPN2

3. #91 Arkansas St. at #99 Troy (–)
Thursday, November 17, ESPNU

4. #99 Troy at #69 Georgia Southern (N/A)
Saturday, December 3

5. #106 Georgia St. at #99 Troy (-1)
Saturday, October 15

 

 

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