Much like last season, the Virginia Tech Hokies have been graced with a relatively easy ACC schedule with one absurdly tough nonconference opponent, but there are plenty of ways the landscape has changed since 2013.
Unlike last year, the Hokies will get one game to warm up before traveling to face a college football powerhouse when they head to Columbus to battle Ohio State this time around.
However, what has stayed the same is the Hokies' good fortune to duck major ACC Atlantic foes like Florida State and Clemson, instead drawing Wake Forest and Boston College from the other division.
But Tech couldn't do a whole lot with an easy schedule last season, dropping a series of winnable games.
To make matters worse, some teams in the Coastal division have made significant improvements since 2013, meaning that the race for a spot in the ACC title game should be even tighter than it was last year.
Read on to find out which games should be a cakewalk for the Hokies next season and which ones could really challenge them, rated from easiest to toughest.