Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
Your problem is in thinking of WFU and NU as doormats. Neither is.

We can't all be Ohio State...

But if you think so little of what could have been Vanderbilt's nonconference schedule, I'd be open to hearing a program or two that has a more difficult out of conference schedule.
Sure. Not all Ohio State. Check out the schedule for my alma-matter, Miami University, over the past three seasons:

http://www.muredhawks.com/SportSelec...&Q_SEASON=2012

Also, those schedules are made years in advance. A majority of the time, Wake and Northwestern are doormat programs. They're both academic bastions for their conferences that struggle to compete athletically. Whether or not they have one good year doesn't really influence my opinion of the schedule...