No. 6: Arizona State


The No. 19 Sun Devils are charged up and ready to make a run at the Pac-12 crown plus a whole lot more. However, they must navigate a brutal mid-season stretch that features UCLA, USC, Stanford and Washington in consecutive weeks. If they win two of those, they’ll easily become bowl eligible.

Lose three? Now things are dicey. Four? Screwed.

Other tough ones include at Colorado (yes, seriously) on September 13th plus Notre Dame, Oregon State and Arizona in November. Todd Graham has set things up nicely for a run in the next three years and that October stretch might be the most crucial of his career.


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