Back In My Day, Top 25 Teams Used To Play Each Other

Remember when things like Miami-Notre Dame used to happen? If you’re 35 or older, the answer is probably “yes.” If you’re younger, those days are increasingly fuzzy. You know in your heart that the amount of football top teams play against each other has declined dramatically. Hell, as recently as 1997 Michigan’s non-conference schedule was Colorado, Notre Dame, and Baylor. Baylor is just Baylor, but that’s three BCS opponents. The only team doing that sort of scheduling anymore is USC, and that’s largely because fickle Los Angeles fans aren’t going to shell out for the San Jose States of the world.