Power Ranking the 2013 BCS Teams by Strength of Schedule

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Power Ranking the 2013 BCS Teams by Strength of Schedule
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Now that we have our 10 BCS participants, who's best prepared? Whose schedule rises to the top?

Strength of schedule is—supposedly—part of determining how the BCS ranks teams. There is plenty of room for argument about which one-loss team belongs ahead of another or what two-loss teams should be considered, but we're past that now. The bowl invites have been handed out, and it will be decided on the field. Good riddance to the computers!

The SEC boastfully points to its “murders' row” conference schedule in a vain attempt to prove its point of being the best conference around.

But is that really the case? Do Alabama and Florida really dominate the others when it comes to scheduling?

Ranking 124 FBS programs by strength of schedule is a difficult and grueling task. There's so much room for supposition and opinion. But what happens when we rank this season's 10 BCS participants' strength of schedule only against one another?

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