College football's biggest programs might finally be done scheduling non-conference cupcakes (probably not), as the likes of Georgia and Ohio State have decided to square off against each other.
The Bulldogs and Buckeyes agreed to a home-and-home series in the not-so-near future.
Georgia, who just finished off a home-and-home with Notre Dame, has already seen how a strong non-conference schedule can impact the minds of the voters on the college football playoff committee.
While it can sometimes backfire, like when Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma came into Columbus and ripped Urban Meyer's defense apart, it's good for the game as a whole and quite often pays dividends down the stretch. Strength of schedule is one of the most important metrics come Playoff time, and both Kirby Smart and Lincoln Riley know this given their experience.
It remains to be seen if both of these programs will stay in top shape in a few years' time. Heck, five years ago Florida State was a national champion. However, it's cool to see programs like these scheduling other elite programs as opposed to beating up on Marist College 78-0 in Week 1.