Asmussen's Top 50: No. 40 Duke

Asmussen's Top 50: No. 40 Duke

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

No. 40: Duke

Coach: David Cutcliffe

2013 record: 10-4

Projected 2014 record: 8-4

Circle the date: Sept. 27 at Miami

Why No. 40: What happened last year in Durham was a miracle. The basketball school found a way to win in football. Even Mike Krzyzewski was impressed. The trick is doing it a second time. The schedule should help. No Florida State is a good start. The Blue Devils should be undefeated going into the Miami game. Quarterback Anthony Boone returns for his senior season. He gets help from a talented group of running backs and three returning starters on the line. The defense must replace five starters and needs to again force a pack of turnovers to be effective. The margin for error in Durham is dental floss thin.

Previous rankings
No. 41: Georgia Tech

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