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Cal Football Schedule Ranked Ninth Toughest In College Football

The California Golden Bears have a tough 2012 ahead of them in their return to Memorial Stadium. Although they start with two winnable games against Nevada and Southern Utah, things get much tougher after that. The toughness of Cal's schedule starts the third week of the season, when the Golden Bears have to go on the road to Columbus to face Ohio State, then head to the Coliseum the next week to take on the USC Trojans. Home games against Washington, Stanford and Oregon follow soon thereafter.

Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports has more about why Cal ends up with the ninth overall toughest schedule.

The Bears get seven home games, which is nice but they also have back-to-back road trips to Ohio State and USC in the opening month of the season. There is also a four-game stretch of Stanford, at Utah, Washington and Oregon and that comes right after a trip to Wazzu, which is going to be a handful for teams to prepare for this fall.

Also of note: Cal does not currently have a bye week. 12 games up, 12 games down.

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