2022 FBS preseason power of schedule prime 100 rankings

The 2022 college football season will kick off Aug. 27 with Week 0. Week 1 is set to kick off Sept. 1.

The Vols will host Ball State at Neyland Stadium in Week 1. Tennessee announced its season opener will be played Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. EDT. SEC Network will televise the season-opening matchup at Neyland Stadium.

Josh Heupel enters his second season as the Vols’ head coach in 2022. Heupel guided Tennessee to a 7-6 record and an appearance in the Music City Bowl during the 2021 season.

Ahead of the 2022 season, ESPN’s College Football Power Index ranks every FBS team’s strength of schedule. Auburn has the No. 1 strength of schedule, while Tennessee is fifth.

The top 100 2022 FBS strength of schedule rankings are listed below. Rankings 101-131 can be viewed here.

1

Auburn

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

two

mississippi state

Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports

3

Vanderbilt

Dan HarralsonVols Wire

4

Georgia Tech

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

5

Tennessee

Dan HarralsonVols Wire

6

Texas A&M

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

7

Alabama

Dan HarralsonVols Wire

8

South Carolina

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

9

Indiana

Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

10

LSU

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

eleven

rutgers

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

12

Arkansas

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

13

notre-dame

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

14

Florida

Dan HarralsonVols Wire

fifteen

ole miss

Dan HarralsonVols Wire

16

Iowa

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

17

Maryland

Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

18

Texas

Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

19

Wisconsin

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

twenty

michigan state

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

twenty-one

Penn State

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

22

Missouri

Dan HarralsonVols Wire

23

Georgia

Dan HarralsonVols Wire

24

louisville

AP Photo/Winslow Townson

25

north western

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

26

Syracuse

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

27

West Virginia

Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

28

Florida State

Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

29

Michigan

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

30

Miami

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

31

Kentucky

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

32

Boston College

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

33

Baylor

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

3. 4

Texas Tech

Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

35

Ohio State

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

36

Kansas

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

37

Louisiana-Monroe

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

38

Stanford

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

39

Oregon

Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

40

Kansas State

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

41

Oklahoma

Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

42

Iowa State

Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

43

Clemson

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

44

Kent State

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Four. Five

North Carolina State

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

46

TCU

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

47

Utah State

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

48

North Carolina

Craig Jones/Allsport

49

oklahoma state

Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

fifty

Illinois

Michael Allio-USA TODAY Sports

51

Nebraska

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

52

Wake Forest

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

53

Minnesota

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

54

pittsburgh

Jacob Kupferman/CSM (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

55

California

Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

56

Arkansas State

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

57

Purdue

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

58

Colorado

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

59

Arizona

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

60

Navy

Rob Carr/Getty Images

61

BYU

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

62

Duke

William Howard-USA TODAY Sports

63

Virginia Tech

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

64

Utah

Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images

65

washington state

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

66

Toledo

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

67

USC

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

68

Oregon State

Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

69

arizona state

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

70

Florida

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

71

louisiana tech

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

72

Connecticut

Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images

73

Washington

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

74

SMU

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

75

Virginia

Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

76

UCLA

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

77

hawaii

Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

78

East Carolina

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

79

Tulane

Chris Graythen/Getty Images

80

Tulsa

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

81

Colorado State

Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

82

UNLV

Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

83

UTSA

John Gutierrez-USA TODAY Sports

84

Cincinnati

Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

85

Central Michigan

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

86

memphis

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

87

Temper

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

88

Western Kentucky

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

89

Marshall

Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

90

UTEP

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

91

New Mexico State

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

92

Appalachian State

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

93

UCF

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

94

Akron

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

95

Troy

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

96

Georgia State

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

97

UAB

Photo by Brett Davis/Getty Images

98

San Diego State

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

99

Rice

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

100

Southern Miss

Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

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