Asmussen's Top 50: No. 35 BYU

Asmussen's Top 50: No. 35 BYU

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

No. 35: BYU

Coach: Bronco Mendenhall

2013 record: 8-5

Projected 2014 record: 10-2

Circle the date: Sept. 6 at Texas

Why No. 35: The school’s five-game bowl winning streak ended last season with a loss to Washington in the Fight Hunger Bowl. Mendenhall will use that as offseason motivation for his team. The Cougars have survived life as an Independent. Now, it is time for BYU to do more. The schedule helps. Other than a rematch against Texas, the challenges are limited. Get by the Longhorns and BYU could finish the season undefeated. Quarterback Taysom Hill is the key. A standout runner, he needs to become more consistent as a passer.

Previous rankings
No. 36: Oregon State

No. 37: Miami

No. 38: Cincinnati

No. 39: Pitt

No. 40: Duke

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

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