With over half of the teams in college football qualifying for a bowl game, some teams choose to schedule four cupcakes out of conference so they only have to win two league games to qualify for a bowl.
Other teams load up on the non-conference portion of their schedule in an attempt to prepare for the rigors of conference play.
In 2012, there are teams with both of those schedules and upon further review, there are plenty that are likely to finish .500 or worse.
While some are much better than others, the conferences they play in can make it tough to get to .500.
Here are 50 teams that are guaranteed to finish .500 or below.