Ohio State Buckeyes: Top five must-see games for 2015

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Jan 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer hoists the Sugar Bowl Trophy with running back Ezekiel Elliott (left) after the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2015 Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Buckeyes beat the Crimson Tide 42-35. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

A year after winning the first ever College Football Playoff, the Ohio State Buckeyes are set to defend their national title in 2015.

Ohio State won their eighth national title after defeating Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Marcus Mariota and the Oregon Ducks behind 246 yards and four touchdowns from running back Ezekiel Elliott.

The Buckeyes are trying to become the first team to repeat since the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2012 and won’t face a daunting schedule.

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Their road to the inaugural Playoff wasn’t easy after losing Braxton Miller and J.T Barrett, but the schedule doesn’t present many roadblocks.

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The Buckeyes open the season at Virginia Tech who was the only team to beat them last year and will look to make up for last year’s upset in Columbus. The rest of the non-conference opponents are Hawaii, Northern Illinois and Western Michigan.

Ohio State is returning 14 starters from last season’s team  and enter the year as the No. 1 team in the nation and could be even better than last year’s title team and with their schedule, I don’t see why they couldn’t.

But who could put them on upset alert or be a trap game this year? Every team in the Big Ten wants a piece of Ohio State and will have to play their best game each week or their repeat bid could be over.

These are the five must-see games for Ohio State this year.

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