Year in and year out, Frank Beamer's Virginia Tech teams are in contention for the ACC Championship.
Recently, the Hokies have taken to playing some of college football's top teams outside of the conference as well. They took on Boise State the opening week last season in a high-profile matchup, falling 33-30.
A year earlier they played both Alabama and Nebraska in early season non-conference matchups.
This year, however, the Hokies' non-conference schedule is fairly weak; they play Appalachian State, East Carolina, Arkansas State and Marshall.
Here are a few upper-echelon teams we'd like to see Beamer challenge in the upcoming years.