Asmussen's Top 50: No. 10 Georgia

Asmussen's Top 50: No. 10 Georgia

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

No. 10: Georgia

Coach: Mark Richt    

2013 record: 8-5

Projected 2014 record: 10-2

Circle the date: Aug. 30 vs. Clemson

Why No. 10: It starts with the superstar running back. If healthy, Todd Gurley is as good as any player in the country and might even make a run at the Heisman. He will ease the burden on quarterback Hutson Mason, who is replacing longtime starter Aaron Murray. Mason has a deep, talented group of receivers to throw to, led by Chris Conley. The offensive line includes three new starters, but the returnees have enough experience to make it work. Defensively, the Bulldogs welcome back 10 starters. That’s the good part. The bad part is the defense gave up a school record for points allowed. Richt hired Jeremy Pruitt from Florida State to help with the defense, and he shoud provide a boost. The schedule is rough at the start with back-to-back games against Clemson and South Carolina to open the season. Other than a late game against Auburn, the rest of the games are not daunting. Don’t be surprised if the Bulldogs play in the SEC title game.

Previous rankings
No. 11: Stanford

No. 12: LSU

No. 13: South Carolina 

No. 14: Texas A&M

No. 15: Wisconsin

No. 16: Notre Dame

No. 17: North Carolina

No. 18: Florida

No. 19: Clemson

No. 20: Texas Tech

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

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