Arizona State has been ranked as one of the least successful recruiters in the Big 12 conference over the past five years.

Arizona State Among Worst Recruiters in Big 12 Over Last Half-Decade
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Supporters of the Arizona State football program have faced a challenging period, witnessing the dismissal of four head coaches since the conclusion of the 2010 season – surpassing the team’s three bowl victories.

The Sun Devils’ record from 2010 to 2023 was 89-81 (.524), with no College Football Playoff appearances or Pac-12 titles. The team experienced its most successful seasons in 2013 and 2014 under coach Todd Graham, achieving two 10-win seasons. In 2013, they lost in the Holiday Bowl, while in 2014, they secured a victory over Duke in the Sun Bowl.

We used recruiting rankings to compare the Sun Devils to the new Big 12. Kenny Dillingham is entering his second year in Tempe, with ASU having +80000 odds to win the national title according to FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona for the upcoming season starting in early September.

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Average Recruiting Ranking of Big 12 Conference Since 2020

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

Georgia is favored to win next year’s national championship, with Arizona sports betting sites listing them at odds of +360.

ASU unable to keep up with the New Big 12 opposition

ASU ranks 12th in recruiting since 2020 among the 16 teams in the newly expanded Big 12 Conference, falling behind three of the four Pac-12 teams that are also making the move to the conference.

Among the 16 teams, Arizona State University’s rivals from Tucson have the eighth-best recruiting ranking with a score of 50.6. Utah has the highest score among the four teams at 36.6. 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).

Arizona State came in just behind UCF in recruiting rankings, with UCF averaging 53.8 and Kansas State ranking 10th overall at 52.6. Arizona betting apps show that Arizona, Kansas State, and Utah are all tied at +7500 for the best title odds among Big 12 teams to win the national championship.



Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has been reporting on sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years. He has worked for, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News before taking on the role of lead writer at

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