All Things Power 5 Non-Conference Schedules

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I'll post Power 5 non-conference schedules here as they become complete. Schedules aren't considered complete until first-round bracketed tournament opponents are known.

Though they don't play in Power 5 conferences, I'll make special note of teams that play Gonzaga, Saint Mary's, and San Diego State, programs that regularly make the NCAA either as an at-large or an automatic qualifier.

First out of the gate is Creighton:

CREIGHTON (11)
Nov. 6: UTRGV (331)
Nov. 10: FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON (324)
Nov. 13: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN (357)
Nov. 16: KANSAS CITY (232)
Nov. 22: NEBRASKA (33)
Nov. 26: vs. Oregon (59)
Nov. 27: vs. San Diego State (20)/Texas A&M (45)
Nov. 29: vs. Alabama (9)/Houston (1)/Notre Dame (124)/Rutgers (103)
Dec. 4: KANSAS (19)
Dec. 7: UNLV (76)
Dec. 14: @ Alabama (9)

Home/Road/Neutral: 7/1/3
Average NET: 160
Power Five (5): Nebraska, vs. Oregon, vs. TBD, Kansas, @ Alabama
NCAA (5): Nebraska, vs. Oregon, vs. TBD, Kansas, @ Alabama

Rankings (based on average NET rank of opponents)
1. Creighton (160)
 
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Alabama is the second Power 5 team with a complete non-conference schedule. Wowza! This is going to be a tough one to beat.

ALABAMA (13)
Nov. 4: UNC-ASHEVILLE (163)
Nov. 8: ARKANSAS STATE (148)
Nov. 11: MCNEESE (56)
Nov. 15: @ Purdue (3)
Nov. 20: vs. Illinois (13)
Nov. 26: vs. Houston (1)
Nov. 27: vs. Notre Dame (124)/Rutgers (103)
Nov. 29: vs. Creighton (11)/Oregon (59)/San Diego State (20)/Texas A&M (45)
Dec. 4: @ North Carolina (8)
Dec. 14: CREIGHTON (11)
Dec. 18: @ North Dakota (240)
Dec. 22: KENT STATE (171)
Dec. 29: SOUTH DAKOTA STATE (135)

Home/Road/Neutral: 6/3/4
Average NET: 86.272
Power Five (6): @ Purdue, vs. Illinois, vs. Houston, vs. TBD, @ North Carolina, Creighton
NCAA (8): McNeese, @ Purdue, vs. Illinois, vs. Houston, vs. TBD, @ North Carolina, Creighton, South Dakota State

Rankings (based on opponents average NET rank) -- 2 of 82 complete
1. Alabama (86.272)
2. Creighton (160)
 
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Alabama is the second Power 5 team with a complete non-conference schedule. Wowza! This is going to be a tough one to beat.

ALABAMA (13)
Nov. 4: UNC-ASHEVILLE (163)
Nov. 8: ARKANSAS STATE (148)
Nov. 11: MCNEESE (56)
Nov. 15: @ Purdue (3)
Nov. 20: vs. Illinois (13)
Nov. 26: vs. Houston (1)
Nov. 27: vs. Notre Dame (124)/Rutgers (103)
Nov. 29: vs. Creighton (11)/Oregon (59)/San Diego State (20)/Texas A&M (45)
Dec. 4: @ North Carolina (8)
Dec. 14: CREIGHTON (11)
Dec. 18: @ North Dakota (240)
Dec. 22: KENT STATE (171)
Dec. 29: SOUTH DAKOTA STATE (135)

Home/Road/Neutral: 6/3/4
Average NET: 86.272
Power Five (6): @ Purdue, vs. Illinois, vs. Houston, vs. TBD, @ North Carolina, Creighton
NCAA (8): McNeese, @ Purdue, vs. Illinois, vs. Houston, vs. TBD, @ North Carolina, Creighton, South Dakota State

Rankings (based on opponents average NET rank) -- 2 of 81 complete
1. Alabama (86.272)
2. Creighton (160)

Great schedule. Only 1 200+ team, and that was to give Nelson a homecoming game. Out of their 6 buy games, I can see 5 of them winning their conference.
 


Great schedule. Only 1 200+ team, and that was to give Nelson a homecoming game. Out of their 6 buy games, I can see 5 of them winning their conference.
Yep, and extra credit for playing 3 true road games, as well as the game @ UND. Those are rarities for major conference teams. I like coaches with guts. Bruce Pearl does that, as well.
 

XAVIER (11)
Nov. 4: TEXAS SOUTHERN (278)
Nov. 8: IU-INDIANAPOLIS (360)
Nov. 12: JACKSON STATE (300)
Nov. 16: WAKE FOREST (43)
Nov. 20: SIENA (353)
Nov. 25: vs. South Carolina (51)
Nov. 27: vs. Michigan (133)/Virginia Tech (60)
Dec. 1: SOUTH CAROLINA STATE (297)
Dec. 6: @ TCU (42)
Dec. 10: MORGAN STATE (339)
Dec. 14: @ Cincinnati (37)

Home/Road/Neutral: 7/2/2
Average NET: 210
Power Five (5): Wake Forest, vs. South Carolina, vs. TBD, @ TCU, @ Cincinnati
NCAA (2): vs. South Carolina, @ TCU

Rankings -- 3 of 82 complete (Gonzaga, Saint Mary's & San Diego State will be included)
1. Alabama (86.272)
2. Creighton (160)
3. Xavier (210)
 
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MARQUETTE (11)
Nov. 4: STONY BROOK (174)
Nov. 8: GEORGE MASON (93)
Nov. 11: CENTRAL MICHIGAN (265)
Nov. 15: @ Maryland (82)
Nov. 19: PURDUE (3)
Nov. 23: vs. Georgia (100)
Nov. 27: STONEHILL (355)
Nov. 30: WESTERN CAROLINA (111)
Dec. 4: @ Iowa State (6)
Dec. 7: WISCONSIN (21)
Dec. 14: @ Dayton (23)

Home/Road/Neutral: 7/3/1
Average NET: 112.09
Power Five (5): @ Maryland, Purdue, vs. Georgia, @ Iowa State, Wisconsin
NCAA (4): Purdue, @ Iowa State, Wisconsin, @ Dayton

Rankings -- 4 of 82 complete (Gonzaga, Saint Mary's & San Diego State will be included)
1. Alabama (86.272)
2. Marquette (112.09)
3. Creighton (160)
4. Xavier (210)
 
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KANSAS (11)
Nov. 4: HOWARD (273)
Nov. 8: NORTH CAROLINA (8)
Nov. 12: vs. Michigan State (24)
Nov. 16: OAKLAND (126)
Nov. 19: UNC-WILMINGTON (118)
Nov. 26: vs. Duke (10)
Nov. 30: FURMAN (147)
Dec. 4: @ Creighton (11)
Dec. 8: @ Missouri (158)
Dec. 14: NC STATE (63)
Dec. 22: BROWN (177)

Home/Road/Neutral: 7/2/2
Average NET: 101.363
Power Five (6): North Carolina, vs. Michigan State, vs. Duke, @ Creighton, @ Missouri, NC State
NCAA (7): Howard, North Carolina, vs. Michigan State, Oakland, vs. Duke, @ Creighton, NC State

Rankings -- 5 of 82 complete (will include Gonzaga, Saint Mary's & San Diego State)
1. Alabama (86.272)
2. Kansas (101.363)
3. Marquette (112.09)
4. Creighton (160)
5. Xavier (210)
 
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KENTUCKY (13)
Nov. 4: WRIGHT STATE (153)
Nov. 9: BUCKNELL (277)
Nov. 12: vs. Duke (10)
Nov. 19: LIPSCOMB (166)
Nov. 22: JACKSON STATE (300)
Nov. 26: WESTERN KENTUCKY (136)
Nov. 29: GEORGIA STATE (222)
Dec. 3: @ Clemson (35)
Dec. 7: vs. Gonzaga (17)
Dec. 11: COLGATE (125)
Dec. 14: LOUISVILLE (216)
Dec. 21: vs. Ohio State (49)
Dec. 31: BROWN (177)

Home/Road/Neutral: 9/1/3
Average NET: 144.846
Power Five (4): vs. Duke, @ Clemson, Louisville, vs. Ohio State (*also playing Gonzaga)
NCAA (5): vs. Duke, Western Kentucky, @ Clemson, vs. Gonzaga, Colgate

Rankings -- 6 of 82 complete (will include Gonzaga, Saint Mary's & San Diego State)
1. Alabama (86.272)
2. Kansas (101.363)
3. Marquette (112.09)
4. Kentucky (144.846)
5. Creighton (160)
6. Xavier (210)
 
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