In no sport is a schedule more important than in college football. There are only 12 games, and anywhere from three to five of those games are scheduled at the school's discretion. The flexibility allows for major variances in quality of opponents, timing of bye weeks and whether a schedule is front-loaded, back-loaded or balanced.
Halfway through the 2011 season, a number of teams have gotten off to fast starts due to favorable schedules. Here's a look at the 10 teams most likely to take a tumble in the second half as more difficult opponents expose their true identities.