Arkansas coach Bret Bielema during Wednesday’s SEC teleconference reiterated his belief that his league is the nation’s strongest this season.

He threw a jab in Ohio State’s direction during his explanation.

Referencing a competitive advantage to the College Football Playoff based on the Buckeyes’ light schedule, Bielema used Tuesday’s AP Top 25 to express his opinion, indicating all eight of the Razorbacks’ SEC opponents this season are ranked:

Michigan State is Ohio State’s only nationally-ranked opponent the rest of the way and the Buckeyes don’t host the Spartans for another two months.

Over that same stretch, Arkansas will play seven teams currently ranked inside the Top 25, before ending the regular-season against No. 22 Mizzou.

Ohio State’s remaining 2015 schedule

  • Sept. 12 — vs. Hawaii
  • Sept. 19 — vs. Northern Illinois
  • Sept. 26 — vs. Western Michigan
  • Oct. 3 — at Indiana
  • Oct. 10 — vs. Maryland
  • Oct. 17 — vs. Penn State
  • Oct. 24 — at Rutgers
  • Nov. 7 — vs. Minnesota
  • Nov. 14 — at Illinois
  • Nov. 21 — vs. No. 5 Michigan State
  • Nov. 28 — at Michigan