Where does Virginia Tech football 2024 schedule rank compared to other ACC schools?

The Hokies have one of the more easier schedules according to one national college football writer in 2024.
Virginia Tech v Rutgers
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Going into the 2024 season, Virginia Tech football is facing a manageable 12-game schedule, both in the non-conference and ACC. With a lot of players coming back on both sides of the ball, there is plenty of reasons for optimism.

It wouldn't be surprising if they stay healthy to see the Hokies make a run in the ACC and finish near the top of a conference that is having SMU, California, and Stanford join it beginning this upcoming fall. Of those three schools, Virginia Tech will play Stanford in early October when they make the trip cross-country to play the Cardinal.

With a schedule that includes Clemson and Miami as the projected top two teams on their schedule, where does one national college football writer rank their schedule in 2024.

Virginia Tech has the second easiest schedule according one national CFB writer

Grant Hughes of 247Sports ranked all 17 ACC schedules from easiest to toughest and Virginia Tech's came in at No. 16, just behind North Carolina State's in his eyes. In fact, 247Sports has the Hokies, who begin the season again with their four non-conference games before ACC play begins, at 3-1 when they travel to South Florida to play at Miami on Sept 27. They have Rutgers coming into Blacksburg the week before to beat Brent Pry's team.

"We have the Hokies going 3-1 to start the season in our ACC projected order of finish, with their lone loss coming at home against Rutgers in Week 4. After that, tough ACC games against Miami and Clemson are balanced by matchups with several of the conference's bottom feeders, including Virginia, Boston College and Stanford."

Grant Hughes

Virginia is once again projected to be a bottom feeder in the ACC and Stanford is in a rebuild still as they join the conference. Boston College, who hired Bill O'Brien in February, is a big wild card going into the season in the conference as they return some key pieces and are an unknown, but in reality should be a win for the Hokies with this season's game in Blacksburg.