The first four games are P5 opponents. But, they certainly aren't teams that have made much noise in P5 conferences and NY6 games recently. I don't think any have won their conference in years. I would argue that pretty much every P5 team goes through a "gauntlet" of 4 consecutive games similar to that every year.
Then, after a break, Missouri is on the schedule. The Tigers haven't done much either in years. These teams aren't cellar dwellars in their conferences but they certainly aren't the cream of the crop either.