FBS preseason energy of schedule top-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 ranked 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.

Auburn

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

mississippi state

Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports

Vanderbilt

Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Georgia Tech

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee

Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Texas A&M

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama

Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

South Carolina

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana

Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

LSU

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

rutgers

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Arkansas

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

notre-dame

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Florida

Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

ole miss

Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Iowa

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland

Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Texas

Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

michigan state

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Missouri

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Georgia

Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

louisville

AP Photo/Winslow Townson

north western

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

West Virginia

Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State

Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Miami

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Boston College

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Baylor

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Tech

Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Louisiana-Monroe

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Stanford

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon

Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas State

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma

Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State

Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Kent State

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

North Carolina State

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

TCU

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Utah State

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

North Carolina

Craig Jones/Allsport

oklahoma state

Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois

Michael Allio-USA TODAY Sports

Nebraska

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Wake Forest

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

pittsburgh

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

California

Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

Arkansas State

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Navy

Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

BYU

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Duke

William Howard-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Tech

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Utah

Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images

washington state

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Toledo

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

USC

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon State

Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

arizona state

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Florida

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

louisiana tech

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Connecticut

Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images

Washington

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

SMU

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia

Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

UCLA

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

hawaii

Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

East Carolina

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Tulane

Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Tulsa

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado State

Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

UNLV

Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

UTSA

John Gutierrez-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati

Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Central Michigan

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

memphis

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Temper

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Western Kentucky

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Marshall

Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

UTEP

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

New Mexico State

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Appalachian State

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

UCF

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Akron

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Troy

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia State

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

UAB

Photo by Brett Davis/Getty Images

San Diego State

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Rice

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Southern Miss

Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

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