Go Joe Bruin ranks the 2016 UCLA Football schedule by difficulty, and believe us, is WILL be difficult.
The UCLA Football team has one of the toughest schedules in the nation next year. ESPN has the Bruins with the 9th toughest Strength of Schedule, but with an overall Football Power Index ranking of 13.
That is a lot of positivity for a team that finished 8-5 and two straight losses to end the season including a steamrolling by Nebraska in the Foster Farms Bowl.
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In their defense, UCLA had an unprecedented amount of injuries which included losing players like Myles Jack, Eddie Vanderdoes and Fabian Moreau, just to name a few.
The only positive that came out of this is having a lot of the younger guys step up and gain experience, which was beneficial to players like Isaako Savaiinaea and Jayon Brown who did a fantastic job holding together a crumbling defense.
So with Jim Mora and company looking to improve next season, can they fend off the tough out of conference schedule and the Pac-12 and improve on last season’s 8-5 record? To answer that, let us look at what the Bruins have to deal with.
*Here we have ranked all 12 regular season games from easier to hardest. We have also added each opponent’s record from last year and conference.
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