Asmussen's Top 50: No. 20 Texas Tech

Asmussen's Top 50: No. 20 Texas Tech

Bob Asmussen continues his countdown of the Top 50 college football teams this fall.

No. 20: Texas Tech

Coach: Kliff Kingsbury    

2013 record: 8-5

Projected 2014 record: 9-3

Circle the date: Nov. 15 vs. Oklahoma

Why No. 20: Two potential starting quarterbacks transferred from the program. Which was fine with Davis Webb. He finished last season with a strong game against Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl, throwing for 400 yards and four touchdowns in a  win. The Tech coaches are hoping he keeps it up for the rest of his career. He has three years left. Tech needs to replace its top receiving threat, but there are players ready to make a move. The line brings back four regulars and some help from junior college. The defense, which lost eight starters, will need strong efforts from junior college transfers up front and in the secondary. The Red Raiders have one of the best kickers in the country with Ryan Bustin coming off a record season. The schedule is extremely friendly. The first eight games are winnable. The biggest test in the bunch is a road trip to Oklahoma State. Kingsbury’s career is off to a good start. No reason to think the fun ends here.

Previous rankings
No. 21: Southern Cal

No. 22: Mississippi

No. 23: Nebraska

No. 24: Texas

No. 25: Michigan

No. 26: Kansas State

No. 27: Washington

No. 28: Missouri

No. 29: Louisville

No. 30: TCU

No. 31: Iowa

No. 32: Mississippi State

No. 33: Northwestern

No. 34 Maryland

No. 35: BYU

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