College Football Strength of Schedule (Who Do They Play?)

aka, who plays the most teams ranked in the Top 25 at any point this season? I’ll even be generous and include in italics the number including those among the “others receiving votes” category.

For ease of use, we will use the current (Week 3) Top 25 as our guide:

1. Ohio State: 1 (Michigan State), 5 (Michigan State, Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois, Penn State, Michigan, Minnesota)
2. Alabama: 9 (Wisconsin, Ole Miss, Georgia, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Tennessee, LSU, Mississippi State, Auburn)
3. TCU: 3 (Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Baylor), 7 (Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Baylor, Minnesota, Kansas State, West Virginia, Texas)
4. Michigan State: 2 (Oregon, Ohio State), 5 (Oregon, Ohio State, Penn State, Nebraska, Michigan)
5. Baylor: 3 (Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU), 6 (Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, West Virginia, Kansas State, Texas)
6. USC: 7 (Stanford, Arizona State, Notre Dame, Utah, Arizona, Oregon, UCLA), 8 (Stanford, Arizona State, Notre Dame, Utah, Arizona, Oregon, UCLA, California)
7. Georgia: 5 (Alabama, Tennessee, Missouri, Auburn, Georgia Tech), 6 (Alabama, Tennessee, Missouri, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Florida)
8. Notre Dame: 4 (Georgia Tech, Clemson, USC, Stanford), 5 (Georgia Tech, Clemson, USC, Stanford, Texas)
9. Florida State: 2 (Georgia Tech, Clemson), 6 (Georgia Tech, Clemson, Miami-FL, Louisville, NC State, Florida)
10. UCLA: 6 (BYU, Arizona, Arizona State, Stanford, Utah, USC), 7 (BYU, Arizona, Arizona State, Stanford, Utah, USC, California)
11. Clemson: 3 (Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, FSU), 6 (Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, FSU, Louisville, Miami-Fl, NC State)
12. Oregon: 5 (Michigan State, Utah, Arizona State, Stanford, USC)
13. LSU: 6 (Mississippi State, Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Texas A&M), 7 (Mississippi State, Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Florida)
14. Georgia Tech: 4 (Notre Dame, Clemson, FSU, Georgia), 7 (Notre Dame, Clemson, FSU, Georgia, Duke, Virginia Tech, Miami-Fl)
15. Ole Miss: 6 (Alabama, Texas A&M, Auburn, Arkansas, LSU, Mississippi State), 7 (Alabama, Texas A&M, Auburn, Arkansas, LSU, Mississippi State, Florida)
16. Oklahoma: 4 (Tennessee, Baylor, TCU, Oklahoma State), 7 (Tennessee, Baylor, TCU, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Texas, Kansas State)
17. Texas A&M: 7 (Arizona State, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Alabama, Ole Miss, Auburn, LSU)
18. Auburn: 7 (LSU, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Georgia, Alabama), 8 (LSU, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Georgia, Alabama, Louisville)
19. BYU: 3 (Boise State, UCLA, Missouri), 6 (Boise State, UCLA, Missouri, Nebraska, Michigan, Cincinnati)
20. Arizona: 5 (UCLA, Stanford, USC, Utah, Arizona State)
21. Utah: 5 (Oregon, Arizona State, USC, Arizona, UCLA), 7 (Oregon, Arizona State, USC, Arizona, UCLA, Michigan, California)
22. Missouri: 5 (Georgia, Mississippi State, BYU, Tennessee, Arkansas), 6 (Georgia, Mississippi State, BYU, Tennessee, Arkansas, Florida)
23. Northwestern: 2 (Stanford, Wisconsin), 8 (Stanford, Wisconsin, Duke, Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, Nebraska, Penn State)
24. Wisconsin: 2 (Alabama, Northwestern), 5 (Alabama, Northwestern, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota)
25. Oklahoma State: 3 (TCU, Baylor, Oklahoma), 6 (TCU, Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas State, West Virginia)