College GameDay host Rece Davis calls on B1G, other Power 5 leagues to adopt permanent 10-game conference schedule
Rece Davis is a huge fan of a potential 10-game conference schedule. Moving forward, the ESPN College GameDay host believes it should be a permanent model for the major leagues in college football.
On Monday, the SEC released its complete 10-game, conference-only schedule for the 2020 season. It was a model originally adopted by the B1G for the upcoming 2020 fall season, but with that conference cancelling, we won’t be able to see how it plays out.
Still, Davis believes that this new adoption of the 10-game conference schedule would be a huge victory for the sports. His proposal is for each Power 5 league to play 10 conference games, add one Power 5 nonconference opponent and add an FCS/Group of 5 foe to complete the 12-game slate.
“I’ve been a proponent of this before the pandemic,” Davis said on SEC Network.. “I think this is the way it should be. They should play 10 conference games, and they should do it every year, pandemic or not. The ACC should do it. The B1G should add another game, and they should do it. And the Pac-12 should, too.
“I think a 10-game conference schedule and still have one more game against a Power 5 opponent when normal times return, and the 12th game teams can do whatever they want. … I think this is the wave of the future, and I hope that this is something the SEC adopts permanently.”
With so many nonconference games scheduled years, sometimes decades, in advance, implementing that new model might be somewhat difficult. Still, it would add incredible intrigue to the sport.
Hopefully, we’ll be able to see this new model in action come September.