The five toughest schedules, according to Sagarin, are Oregon State, fellow Western Athletic Conference member San Jose State, UCLA, BYU and New Mexico. The Beavers also gave #8 Texas Christian a scare and played #87 Louisville. San Jose State has played #1 Alabama, #31 Wisconsin, #158 Southern Utah and #14 Utah. UCLA has played #42 Kansas State, #9 Stanford and #63 Houston before a resounding win over #17 Texas. BYU has played #68 Washington, #28 Air Force, #13 Florida State and #18 Nevada of the WAC while New Mexico has lost to #5 Oregon, #29 Texas Tech #14 Utah and #101 UNLV.
Boise State's Schedule is the 19th-Toughest
Boise State's football schedule is rated as the 19th-toughest in the nation, according to Jeff Sagarin, who produces computer ratings for USA Today and the Bowl Championship Series.
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