We continue our best teams from ASU ever this summer with our next matchup. No. 2 1969 Baseball beat No. 7 2006 Softball in our last matchup. Now it’s No. 1 1981 Baseball vs. No. 4 1975-76 Football.
Here’s the current bracket:
No. 1 1981 Baseball
Record: 55-13 (26-4 Pac-12) Won College World Series
Head coach: Jim Brock
Notable players: Alvin Davis, Stan Holmes, Mike Sodders
The rundown: The last ASU team to win the College World Series. After winning the conference in dominant fashion, Jim Brock’s team set sail for Omaha. There they lifted the trophy at Rosenblatt Stadium after wins over Texas, Oklahoma State, Mississippi State and South Carolina. The team had eight MLB draftees on the roster including first rounder and 1981 Baseball America Player of the Year Mike Sodders.
No. 4 1975-76 Football
Record: 12-0, WAC Champion, Fiesta Bowl Champion
Head coach: Frank Kush
Notable players: Bob Breunig
The rundown: A team that can go undefeated in a season, especially when it comes to football, should be recognized as one of the greatest of all time, if not THE greatest team of all time. The 1975-1976 Arizona State Sun Devils finished with a 12-0 record with the help of Frank Kush as their head coach. Notable players also included Linebacker Bob Breunig who would go on to have a stellar career in the NFL, get inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, and win a Super bowl Championship with the Dallas Cowboys. This team stands as the highest ranked Arizona State Football squad in school history. The Sun Devils would then go on to win the Western Athletic Conference, and defeat Nebraska in the Fiesta Bowl. Arizona State edged past with a final score of 17-14.
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