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Football: Bears’ schedule looking very tough

Need more evidence that Cal is about to embark on one of the nation’s most rigorous schedules?

The USA Today’s coaches poll was released Thursday, and Cal faces three teams ranked in the top four and seven in the top-25.

Whoa!

Previously, Phil Steele ranked Cal’s schedule the nation’s third-toughest and The Sporting News placed it as No. 4.

Here’s how the gauntlet unfolds:

— Aug. 31: vs. No. 22 Northwestern

— Sept. 14 vs. No. 2 Ohio State

— Sept. 28 at No. 3 Oregon

— Oct. 12 at No. 21 UCLA

— Oct. 19 vs. No. 25 Oregon State

— Nov. 9 vs. No. 24 USC

— Nov. 23 at No. 4 Stanford

 

 

Jeff Faraudo