In 2010, the Pac-10 Conference has six non-conference games on the road against schools from automatic BCS qualifying conferences.
On September 4, Oklahoma State welcomes Washington State, and the UCLA Bruins travel to Manhattan to play Kansas State.
On September 11, Oregon heads to Rocky Top to battle Tennessee.
September 18 includes Arizona State at Wisconsin and USC heading to Minnesota.
September 25 will provide UCLA traveling to play Texas in Austin.
Pac-10 schools have compiled a record of 25-30 since 2000 against the power conferences of college football (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Big East, and SEC). The Pac-10 plays the best on the road against the SEC at 5-5 since 2000, and USC tops the conference at 8-1. UCLA stands second at 5-2.
Looking at the past decade statistically to analyze these tough non-conference matchups shows the Pac-10 should expect to go 3-3 or 2-4 in these five games.
Pac-10 wins: USC at Minnesota.
Pac-10 loses: Washington State at Oklahoma State, Arizona State at Wisconsin, UCLA at Texas.
Swing games: Oregon at Tennessee, UCLA at Kansas State.
Pac-10 on the road (2000-2009):
Pac-10 at ACC: 3-3
Pac-10 at Big East: 2-3
Pac-10 at Big Ten: 8-11
Pac-10 at Big 12: 7-8
Pac-10 at SEC: 5-5