the bottom. In 1988, Purdue, Stanford, Rice, and Navy were pretty bad. PSU was obviously a top program of the era, but they had a losing record that year. The 88 schedule was 4 huge games, 1 big name game against a down program, and a bunch of slop. I really don't care all that much about whether the slop consists of D level teams or D-minus teams. According to Sagarin, Villanova was better than Colorado, Army, and a bunch of other D1A schools anyway. BC and Wake were only barely better. If Swarbrick wants to put a tier 1 game in early November and a Tier 1 game over Thanksgiving and Villanova is the best he can do in between, then I'm fine with it.