Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby says each Power 5 team should play 10 P5 games per year
As SEC Media Days begin in Hoover, Alabama, this week, Big 12 Media Days are also taking place in Texas. On Monday, commissioner Bob Bowlsby took the podium to get things started.
At one point, he was asked about scheduling and seemed to call out the SEC and ACC for what are sometimes lackluster nonconference schedules.
As you can see below, he argues that each Power 5 team should have to play at least 10 Power 5 schools per season to keep things even and fair:
Bob Bowlsby favors Power 5 schools playing at least 10 P5 opponents: “If left up to me, I wouldn’t make any stipulations how many games you play in conference; but that everyone plays 10 (Power 5) games. At least that way portfolio looks the same"
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 15, 2019
Since the Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 all play nine conference games per season, that means the SEC and ACC schools would have to schedule two Power 5 nonconference foes per year (or switch to a nine-game conference schedule, too).
Will we see that stipulation added to the College Football Playoff criteria in the near future? It would certainly be interesting.