Asmussen's Top 50: No. 41 Georgia Tech

Asmussen's Top 50: No. 41 Georgia Tech

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

No. 41: Georgia Tech

Coach: Paul Johnson

2013 record: 7-6

Projected 2014 record: 7-5

Circle the date: Oct. 18 at North Carolina

Why No. 41: Start with the schedule, which is easy at first (Wofford, Tulane, Georgia Southern) but turns nasty in the middle with five consecutive games against bowl-boud teams. Win three of those and the Yellow Jackets will earn a nice bowl trip. But lose four or five and they will be talking about Johnson’s future. In the old days, seven wins would hae been plenty for the folks in Atlanta. But Johnson has built expectations to the point that they might be difficult to reach. Or impossible. The offense is looking for consistency in the passing game. The defense needs to replace six starters.

Previous rankings
No. 42: Marshall

No. 43: Arizona State

No. 44: Arizona

No. 45: Boise State

No. 46: Fresno State

No. 47: Penn State

No. 48: Virginia Tech

No. 49: Oklahoma State

No. 50: Illinois