Well you got two cupcakes, Texas at TBA, while not a cupcake should be a win, another cupcake, and then Stanford in Maples (tough, tough place on visiting teams). After that run we should all have a good idea how LV's stand in the national picture.
Seriously, your schedule comments are true. I like that the team has measuring sticks before the start of conference play to evaluate where they stand at the midpoint of the season. The Texas game, as you said, should be a win, especially since there will be a huge crowd and fan support.
The big game will be Stanford. Even some of the best Lady Vol teams had difficulty winning there. It'll be interesting to see how the young Lady Vols handle it!