Arizona finished the 2013 season with the same record it had from the year before (7-5) and with the same kind of bowl prospects (probably the New Mexico Bowl again).
But the route the Wildcats took to this point ventured along a far different path than in 2012, when they had to outscore and outlast nearly every team on the schedule just to get to what would become an eight-win season following a thrilling bowl victory over Nevada.
There were parts of Arizona's game that were far better this season than last, while others took a significant step back in performance from the 2012 version.
What grade does each facet of the Wildcats' 2013 team get? Click through the slideshow to find out.