As the 2016 football season draws closer, it is time to start thinking about how well ASU football will do in the upcoming season.
To view my analysis for games 1-3, click here.
To view my analysis for games 4-6, click here.
To view my analysis for games 7-9, click here.
If you have been reading this series of articles then you know that I think ASU will end their season with an in-conference record of 6-3, and if you hadn’t been reading this series of articles you now know that I believe ASU will have an in-conference record of 6-3.
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The biggest question surrounding ASU coming into the season is who their starting quarterback is going to be, and that is a good problem to have. For the first time since Todd Graham took over the Sun Devils will get to usher in a new era to ASU football with not only a new starting quarterback, but a new offensive coordinator as well.
This new offensive partnership will pay dividends for ASU as they are also bringing in a talented recruiting class.
The three games that ASU will lose are against USC, UCLA, and Oregon. Both USC and UCLA will have improved from last season, and ASU has always had trouble against Oregon with their last victory against the Ducks dating back to 2004.
So now the big question becomes whether or not a 6-3 record will be good enough to earn ASU a spot in the Pac-12 Championship game? The answer: no.
Unfortunately ASU’s losses against USC and UCLA will do them in. Either USC or UCLA will represent the Pac-12 South with their showdown on November 19th deciding between the two.
Even though this upcoming season ASU won’t be competing for the Pac-12 title doesn’t mean it won’t be a successful season.
The growth the Sun Devils could achieve this upcoming season could set them up for multiple Pac-12 Championship games down the road.