Ohio State's road to its first national championship since 2002 and its first (non-vacated) Big Ten title since 2009 will bring different challenges every week, some easier than others. The Buckeyes, much like most other powerhouses in the game, will have "easy" games as well as big-time matchups with powerhouses.
In a 12-game schedule, there's an ebb and flow with how tough the games get, with the toughest usually being at the end of the season. But who presents the biggest challenges for the Buckeyes in 2013?
Here is a ranking of the Buckeyes' opponents from weakest to toughest on the schedule.