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SI 2015 college football preseason Top 25: Ohio State, No. 1
1:17 | College Football
SI 2015 college football preseason Top 25: Ohio State, No. 1
Tuesday September 1st, 2015

Defending national champion Ohio State will open its 2015 slate against the only team it lost to last season: Virginia Tech.

The Buckeyes hosted the Hokies in Week 2 last season and lost a 35–21 stunner. But this year, Virginia Tech gets Ohio State at home and will be gunning for another upset.

For Ohio State, many familiar faces return. So many, in fact, that Braxton Miller is moving to H-back and J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones spent the fall battling for the starting quarterback job. Tailback Ezekiel Elliott is also back as a leading Heisman Trophy contender, as are four starters on the offensive line—including a top NFL prospect, tackle Taylor Decker.

For the Hokies, quarterback Michael Brewer seeks his second major win over the Buckeyes in as many seasons. He went 23 of 36 for 199 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the win over Ohio State last season. Last year against Virginia Tech, Ohio State's J.T. Barrett went 9 of 29 for 219 yards, one touchdowns and three interceptions.

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How to watch

Details for Monday’s game are below. You can also follow live on SI.com:

Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET
Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.
TV coverage: ESPN
Radio: For a list of Ohio State affiliates, click here. For a list of Virginia Tech affiliates, click here.

Team schedules

Ohio State:

Sept. 7: at Virginia Tech
Sept. 12: vs. Hawaii
Sept. 19: vs. Northern Illinois
Sept. 26: vs. Western Michigan
Oct. 3: at Indiana
Oct. 10: vs. Maryland
Oct. 17: vs. Penn State
Oct. 24: at Rutgers
Nov. 7: vs. Minnesota
Nov. 14: at Illinois
Nov. 21: vs. Michigan State
Nov. 28: at Michigan

Virginia Tech:

Sept. 7: vs. Ohio State
Sept. 12: vs. Furman
Sept. 19: at Purdue
Sept. 26: at East Carolina
Oct. 3: vs. Pittsburgh
Oct. 9: vs. N.C. State
Oct. 17: at Miami
Oct. 24: vs. Duke
Oct. 31: at Boston College
Nov. 12: at Georgia Tech
Nov. 21: vs. North Carolina
Nov. 28: at Virginia

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