It's no secret the Buckeyes have one of the easier Top-25-team schedules in the country. But that doesn't necessarily mean they are a lock to go undefeated.
Ohio State's first real test will be in Week 3 when the Buckeyes travel out west to take on California. While the Golden Bears aren't currently in the Top 25, they did push Ohio State to the breaking point last season.
If the scarlet and gray can get past Cal, they will face tough back-to-back matchups in Weeks 5 and 6 at home vs. the Badgers of Wisconsin, and then on the road at Northwestern.
All of these matchups, of course, culminating with "The Game" on the last Saturday of November vs. "that school up north."
While most expect the Buckeyes to go 12-0 throughout the regular season, it isn't a sure thing just yet. Many question marks still remain.