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Arizona Wildcats football schedule: Ranking opponents from easiest to toughest

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Let's see what opponents the Arizona Wildcats will have to deal with to get back to the Pac-12 championship game this season.

12. Northern Arizona (September 19th): Northern Arizona had a decent season last year. But their lone Division 1 game came against San Diego State, where they lost by 31. Should be a walkover.

11. UTSA (September 5th): Arizona had a stiff test in San Antonio last season. It was a struggle, and it was really hard for them. The Wildcats should win this one since they're at home.

10. at Nevada (September 12th): Nevada is just a tough place to play. Washington State came into Reno and lost by double digits. But Arizona should have their way if their offense is humming.

9. at Colorado (October 17th): Arizona will head on over to Boulder for probably their easiest conference test, as the Buffs are still in the midst of rebuilding.

8. Washington State (October 24th): Arizona destroyed Washington State in Pullman last year. This should be a good matchup for them at home.

7. Oregon State (October 10th): Arizona should have a battle with the Beaver defense ahead of them, but they should be able to outscore them pretty well.

6. at Washington (October 31st): The Huskies are always intimidating to play in Seattle, but Arizona should have the offense to overwhelm a rebuilding Husky squad.

5. Utah (November 14th): This figures to be a battle. Arizona destroyed Utah last season, but the Utes are going to be a stiff foe on any given day with their formidable defensive front.

4. at Stanford (October 3rd): Arizona has proven they can score on Stanford, but Stanford has done likewise the other way. Can Rich Rod get the best of David Shaw?

3. at USC (November 7th): Arizona has had their chances everytime they've played USC, and nearly snuck away with victory last season. I doubt that happens in the Coliseum, but you never know.

2. at Arizona State (November 21st): Arizona and ASU have had some classic battles the last few years. I doubt that will change in Tempe, where the Sun Devils want the Territorial Cup back.

1. UCLA (September 26th): Rich Rodriguez has yet to beat Jim Mora. In fact he hasn't come close for whatever reason. Maybe that changes with Brett Hundley gone, but the Bruin talent has up to this point overwhelmed Arizona. This is the toughest foe yet for Arizona to deal with.