Arizona State Among Worst Recruiters in Big 12 Over Last Half-Decade

Arizona State Among Worst Recruiters in Big 12 Over Last Half-Decade
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It’s been a stretch to forget for fans of the Arizona State football program, with more head coaches fired (four) than bowl wins (three) since the end of the 2010 season.

Between 2010 and 2023, the Sun Devils have gone 89-81 (.524) with zero CFP appearances and no Pac-12 titles. The program’s high-water mark during the 14-year span was a pair of 10-win seasons under coach Todd Graham in 2013 and 2014 that netted a loss in the Holiday Bowl in 2013 and a win over Duke in the 2014 Sun Bowl.

Utilizing recruiting rankings, we were able to break down where the Sun Devils stand against the new Big 12. Year Two of the Kenny Dillingham era in Tempe is slated to kick off in early September and oddsmakers from FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona give ASU +80000 national title odds.

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Big 12 Average Recruiting Ranking Since 2020

Team Average
West Virginia41.2
Oklahoma State42.4
Texas Tech43.0
Iowa State48.2
Kansas State52.6
Arizona State55.4

Arizona sports betting sites list Georgia as the favorite for next year’s national championship at +360.

ASU Fails to Matchup Against New Big 12

Of the 16 members of the newly expanded Big 12 Conference, ASU ranks 12th in recruiting rankings since 2020, behind three of the four Pac-12 teams that are leaving with it.

Among those are ASU’s southerly rivals from Tucson, who have the eighth-best recruiting ranking of the 16 teams, at 50.6. Utah leads the way among the quartet at 36.6. Overall, the top recruiting programs among the 16 schools since 2020 were TCU (34.8), Utah (36.6), West Virginia (41.2), Oklahoma State (42.4) and Texas Tech (43).

The Sun Devils finished immediately behind UCF, which had an average recruiting ranking of 53.8, while Kansas State was 10th overall at 52.6. Arizona betting apps list Arizona at +7500 to win the national championship, tied with Kansas State and Utah for the best title odds of any Big 12 team.



Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan is the lead writer at after covering sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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