College Football 2011: 7 Teams That Do Play a Preseason Schedule

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College Football 2011: 7 Teams That Do Play a Preseason Schedule
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If you include college football as the fifth major sport in America, it is the only one that has no preseason.  Additionally, most NCAA basketball programs start their season with a few exhibition games these days.

But in college football, there are no exhibitions, no warm-up games, no games of little consequence.

Or are there?

Over the past decade, many teams have taken to scheduling opponents so embarrassingly below their own talent level, it's as if the New England Patriots had New Bedford High School on their schedule.

So, while the games still technically count in the season's final standings, the games are, in effect, preseason games.

Here is a list of schools who truly do play a preseason schedule, even if they don't call it as such.

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