There is a lot that is still unknown about the College Football Playoff Committee.
One thing that was learned about the new postseason format in year number one is that the voters value strength of schedule. Teams have ramped-up non-conference scheduling almost instantly (See: No. 4 below) and the results are a healthy list of top-level games.
It may take a few full seasons for the new trends to take hold across the nation (like, say, in the Big 12) but that doesn't mean 2015 isn't loaded with great non-conference matchups.
* - neutral field
Best of the Rest:
Maryland at West Virginia, Sept. 26
Louisville at Kentucky, Nov. 28
Ole Miss at Memphis, Oct. 17
Texas Tech at Arkansas, Sept. 19
Miami at Cincinnati, Oct. 1
Iowa at Iowa State, Sept. 12
Boston College vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 21*
Pitt at Iowa, Sept. 19
Stanford at Northwestern, Sept. 5
LSU at Syracuse, Sept. 26