If you want to make the argument that the SEC and ACC are the two best conferences in the country, you probably wouldn't get laughed out of the room — especially since they produced three of last year's four playoff entrees. Isn't it funny, then, that these two juggernauts play the most FCS games in 2018?
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The Southeastern Conference will play a whopping 15 games against FCS foes this season with the Atlantic Coast close behind with 14.
What's especially interesting is that the other trio of Power 5 programs play only 19 combined FCS games while the SEC and ACC play a collective 29.
Other interesting tidbits:
- The FCS pulled off nine upsets last year over FBS squads with the most impressive being James Madison's 34-14 thrashing of East Carolina.
- Baylor was the only Power 5 program to go down when it lost its opener at home to Liberty.
- Both Liberty and Army play two games against FCS teams this year (Note: The Flames were an FCS program last year but are transitioning to the FBS this season).
- Florida is the only other FBS squad with two games against FCS schools, but they get a hall pass because a previously scheduled game against Idaho now looks a heck of a lot different with the Vandals moving from the Sun Belt to the Big Sky. Hopefully they'll get to actually play this time unlike 2014 when a massive storm cut the game down to the opening kickoff before it was canceled.
- Here's where the Gators do not get a hall pass: They have 2019 matchups on the docket against both UT Martin and Towson in just September alone. Come on, man!