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.
No. 11: Stanford