Regular Season Games Allowed:
31 games in one season, consisting of:
27 regular schedule games
+ up to 4 games if in an MTE like the Preseason NIT, Legends Classic, etc.
29 games if not participating in such a tournaments.
[Source: NCAA 2010-11 Division 1 Manual, Section 17.3.5 Number of Contests]
With 10 PL teams, here’s the math:
18 PL games (9 x 2….home and away)
+4 Assuming LU participates in a MTE (I’m convinced we will and thinking it’ll be either “The Legends” or “Coaches vs. Cancer.” Inclined to go with the former.)
The 9 “Others” will likely be split:
2 Majors (Minnesota and ???) – both away
4 Based on last year’s schedule. They are St. Francis PA and Sacred Heart – both at Stabler. Bryant and Fordham – both on the road. Each being nothing more than my best guess.
3 “Anyone’s best guess”
Happy to say there should be little room for a D-3 to sneak in.