The Virginia Tech Hokies begin the 2013 season with a daunting task—playing defending national champion Alabama in the Georgia Dome.
However, after the season's first week, the Hokies have a schedule that should help them bounce back from their worst record in 20 years. The Hokies finished 2012 with a record of 7-6, and just by looking at the 2013 schedule, they should win eight games at the most.
Fortunately for the Hokies, after meeting Alabama, they host Western Carolina the following week in Blacksburg. The first conference opponent for the Hokies doesn't come until September 26 when they travel back to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech.
Here is a power ranking of the Hokies' 2013 schedule from easiest to toughest.