Future schedules: Best nonconference matchups for 2015-19

Written By Bill Bender
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It's all about better games. 

The start of the four-team College Football Playoff means Power 5 conferences are looking to schedule better competition in the regular season. That goes beyond the regularly-scheduled in-season rivalries. 

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Notre Dame and Georgia added to an already-loaded college football schedule by scheduling a home-and-home for the 2017 and 2019 seasons. Here's a look at what college football fans have to look forward to in non-conference play from 2015-19.

It's clear the power schools are looking to impress the playoff committee. 

Texas vs. USC. Georgia vs. Notre Dame. Ohio State vs. Oklahoma. It's all coming. Enjoy. 


Sept. 5: Alabama vs. Wisconsin (AT&T Stadium) 

Sept. 5: Texas A&M vs. Arizona State (Reliant Stadium)

Sept. 5: Texas at Notre Dame 

Sept. 7: Ohio State at Virginia Tech 

Sept. 12: Oklahoma at Tennessee 

Sept. 12: Oregon at Michigan State 

Sept. 19: Nebraska at Miami

Sept. 19: Georgia Tech at Notre Dame  

Sept. 26: BYU at Michigan 

Oct. 3: Notre Dame at Clemson*


Sept. 3: LSU vs. Wisconsin (Lambeau Field)

Sept. 3: USC vs. Alabama (AT&T Stadium)

Sept. 3: UCLA at Texas A&M 

Sept. 3: Clemson at Auburn

Sept. 5: Florida State vs. Ole Miss (Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium)

Sept. 10: Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech (Bristol Motor Speedway) 

Sept. 17: Ohio State at Oklahoma 

Sept. 17: Oregon at Nebraska 

Sept. 24: Northwestern at Stanford 

Oct. 29: Miami, Fla. at Notre Dame*

Nov. 19: Virginia Tech at Notre Dame*


Sept. 2: Texas A&M at UCLA 

Sept. 2: Florida vs. Michigan (AT&T Stadium) 

Sept. 9: Georgia at Notre Dame 

Sept. 9: Nebraska at Oregon 

Sept. 9: Auburn at Clemson

Sept. 16: Oklahoma at Ohio State 

Sept. 16: Texas at USC 


Sept. 1: Wisconsin at Washington 

Sept. 1: Arkansas at Michigan

Sept. 1: West Virginia vs. Tennesse (Bank of America Stadium)

Sept. 8: UCLA at Oklahoma 

Sept. 8: Penn State at Pittsburgh 

Sept. 8: Colorado at Nebraska 

Sept. 8: Michigan State at Arizona State 

Sept. 15: Texas A&M at Oregon 

Sept. 15: West Virginia at NC State

Sept. 15: USC at Texas 

Sept. 15: Ohio State at TCU 


Aug. 31: Auburn vs. Oregon

Aug. 31: Michigan at Arkansas  

Aug. 31: Notre Dame at Texas 

Sept. 7: Boise State at Florida State 

Sept. 7: Nebraska at Colorado 

Sept. 14: NC State at West Virginia

Sept. 14: Oregon at Texas A&M 

Sept. 14: Stanford at Northwestern 

Sept. 14: Virginia Tech at Wisconsin 

Sept. 14: Pittsburgh at Penn State 

Sept. 14: Oklahoma at UCLA 

Sept. 14: Arizona State at Michigan State 

Sept. 21: Notre Dame at Georgia 

Sept. 21: TCU at Ohio State 

*Denotes part of Notre Dame's partial ACC schedule.

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