Georgia Tech has college football’s 10th toughest schedule

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets quarterback Matthew Jordan (11) holds a football as he scores a touchdown in the first half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, September 10, 2016. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Georgia Tech will play the 10th most difficult schedule in college football this season, according to the ESPN Power Index.

After going 9-4 overall and 4-4 in the ACC last season, the Yellow Jackets will kickoff their non-conference schedule against Tennessee on Sept. 4, Jacksonville State (Sept. 9) and UCF (Sept. 16) before playing eight-straight conference games.

Georgia Tech's Oct. 7 bye week is immediately before a three-game stretch where all the teams the Yellow Jackets face— Miami (Oct. 12), Wake Forest (Oct. 21) and Clemson (Oct. 28)— will be coming off their own bye-week.

The Yellow Jackets will play Pittsburgh, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech and Georgia at home and will travel to play Miami, Clemson, Virginia and Duke. Georgia Tech's season opener against Tennessee is in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

While Georgia Tech has the toughest schedule in the ACC, Florida State (No. 13), NC State (No. 17) and Clemson (No. 20) cracked the top 20 in strength of schedule.

On ESPN’s Power Index, California was determined to have 2017’s toughest schedule followed by Georgia, LSU, Florida and South Carolina respectively.

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