What does it mean to be brave as a college football program?
To me, it's twofold: facing off against other top programs in your non-conference schedule year after year and winning those games you schedule on a majority basis.
A recent graph from BCF Toys showed that the AP top 25 programs played each other less on average than they did 20 years ago. That's a troubling sign for a sport that demands marquee match-ups week after week.
What programs are still scheduling without fear? Which ones are winning the tough games they schedule? I ranked the top 10 programs I consider to be most brave. See what you think.