The 2022 College Football season is right around the corner, and the non-conference portion of the schedule plays a big part in our perception of who is good, and who just plays in a weak conference. Here are the 10 games that will shape that perception, and how wins for each team will shape our view of the 2022 regular season.
The SEC is involved in a lot of these games, but that’s because the nation’s top conference has dominated non-conference games early in the year, the bowl season, and the 2022 College Football Playoff. There are plenty of opportunities for other conference to jump up and take the mantle the SEC has held of well over a decade as the best in college football. Miami will get a crack and Texas A&M, Notre Dame has a couple of marquee matchups that can get them into the Playoff, FSU and Oregon go into SEC territory for “neutral site” matchups, and the Utes can announced themselves week 1 against the Gators.
I can’t wait to start the season.