Pac-10 teams will play half of their nonleague games (15 of 30) against teams from BCS conferences, according to data compiled by Berry Tramel of the Oklahoman.
The Big 12 averages less than one legitimate opponent per team. Only Baylor, which plays Wake Forest and Connecticut, has more than one BCS team on its nonleague schedule. Texas and Texas Tech have none.
Nebraska has loaded up with three Sun Belt opponents. Kansas State plays Massachusetts and Tennessee Tech. Iowa State has North Dakota State, Kent State and Army.
Tramel writes: "The Big 12 claims to be a great football league. Maybe some day, it will act like it."
The Big 12 fares better in number of Division I-AA opponents. The league has nine games against I-AA teams. The ACC leads with 14 and the SEC has 11. The Pac-10 has only four games against I-AA teams.