Arizona Wildcats (4-8)
There is some reason for hope down in Tucson. Head coach Jedd Fisch is a likable guy — which in turn has led Arizona to operate far more competitively from a recruiting standpoint. Jayden de Laura is back behind center, and he’ll have the fortune in throwing to one of the conference’s better trio of receivers in Jacob Cowing, Tetairoa McMillan, and Colorado transfer Montana Lemonious-Craig. We could see a slight bump up in win total, though the Wildcats still lack depth and talent at a ton of major spots. It also didn’t help matters to see arguably its three-best players from a season ago (Dorian Singer, Kyon Barrs, Christian Roland-Wallace) all transferred to USC in the offseason.