Asmussen's Top 50: No. 44 Arizona

Asmussen's Top 50: No. 44 Arizona

Bob Asmussen counts down his top 50 college football teams this upcoming season.

No. 44: Arizona

Coach: Rich Rodriguez

2013 record: 8-5

Projected 2014 record: 8-4

Circle the date: Oct. 2 at Oregon

Why No. 44: The folks in Michigan won’t want to hear it, but RichRod can coach. And recruit. He has to replace the starting quarterback and star running back Ka’Deem Carey, who left early for the NFL. But the Wildcats are loaded at receiver and the offensive line has four starters back. The secondary is the strength of a defense that cut 10 points off its average allowed. Arizona isn’t ready to win the division but will play in another bowl.

Previous rankings
No. 45: Boise State

No. 46: Fresno State

No. 47: Penn State

No. 48: Virginia Tech

No. 49: Oklahoma State

No. 50: Illinois