This is great stuff from ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, who polled all 65 Power Five coaches (ACC/Notre Dame, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC) on whether they’d favor playing a schedule exclusively comprised of Power Five opponents.
The results: 30 coaches in favor, 23 coaches opposed and 12 coaches undecided. A majority of coaches from the Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC were in favor, while Big Ten coaches were split and ACC coaches voted against it (with four ACC coaches undecided).
The back-and-forth support/dissent for the concept is intriguing in McMurphy’s story — for example, Nick Saban is in favor of it given the fan support it would generate, while Bill Snyder is against it given the impact seven home games has on the town of Manhattan, Kan.
There’s a full breakdown of how each coach voted as well as comments from a number of coaches, so check out your coach’s thoughts on the matter here.