ASU Football: Sun Devils left out of first BCS poll of 2013

Carl Bradford and the Sun Devils are asking for some love. - Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The first BCS poll of the 2013 season was released on Sunday night and Arizona State was left out of the Top 25.

The AP poll and the Coaches' poll didn't show Arizona State any love on Sunday morning, and it appears the computers aren't fond enough of the Sun Devils to place them in the BCS rankings just yet.

The BCS rankings were released for the first time this season on Sunday evening and the Arizona State Sun Devils were left off of the list even after a strong showing in some computer rankings.

Despite defeating the previous No. 20 Washington Huskies by 29 points on Saturday, Arizona State was left off the week nine AP poll. The Sun Devils received 108 votes which meant that the Nebraska Cornhuskers earned the 25th spot by a mere nine votes.

Arizona State has been ranked in the AP top 25 twice this season, but has lost subsequent games against Stanford and Notre Dame after garnering their national ranking.

The Sun Devils were also left off the USA Today Coaches' Poll rankings and received even less recognition from college football's top dogs. Arizona State received just 51 votes in the Coaches' Poll which translates to a ranking of 29th.

The BCS poll weights three separate components evenly when forming its rankings. One-third of the ranking is compiled from the USA Today Coaches' Poll, one-third comes from the Harris Interactive College Football Poll, and one-third is based off of an average of six computer rankings. One of the computer rankings, the Sagarin Ratings, slotted the Sun Devils as the No. 9 team in the country.

The 5-2 Sun Devils stand behind teams from non-Automatic Qualifier conferences that did appear in the BCS rankings including the 6-0 Fresno State Bulldogs and the 7-0 Northern Illinois Huskies despite playing one of the nation's toughest schedules.

The Pac-12 put four teams in the first rankings as Oregon, Stanford, UCLA and a surprising Oregon State squad appeared in the initial release.

Sortable table isn't working properly but here's an embeddable table of standings:

The BCS Formula

BCS Harris Poll USA Today Computer Rankings
RK TEAM AVG PVS RK PTS % RK PTS % AVG A&H RB CM KM JS PW %
1 Alabama .9841 2 1 2615 .9962 1 1544 .9961 2 2 1 3 3 2 1 .960
2 Florida State .9348 12 3 2401 .9147 3 1410 .9097 1 1 5 2 1 1 2 .980
3 Oregon .9320 4 2 2520 .9600 2 1482 .9561 4 4 2 4 4 4 4 .880
4 Ohio State .8553 NR 4 2321 .8842 4 1382 .8916 5 5 3 5 8 8 7 .790
5 Missouri .8219 NR 6 2026 .7718 7 1184 .7639 3 3 6 1 2 3 3 .930
6 Stanford .7414 6 8 1952 .7436 8 1117 .7206 6 6 4 6 6 15 10 .760
7 Miami (FL) .7200 NR 7 2008 .7650 6 1186 .7652 10 8 21 12 9 12 8 .630
8 Baylor .7120 NR 5 2038 .7764 5 1255 .8097 12 9 11 11 15 14 13 .550
9 Clemson .6249 14 10 1616 .6156 10 913 .5890 9 10 7 8 10 13 9 .670
10 Texas Tech .6220 NR 9 1662 .6331 9 981 .6329 11 11 14 10 12 10 11 .600
11 Auburn .5058 NR 15 1105 .4210 17 537 .3465 7 7 17 7 5 9 6 .750
12 UCLA .4807 17 11 1323 .5040 11 710 .4581 14 15 16 19 13 11 12 .480
13 LSU .4552 8 12 1212 .4617 13 688 .4439 15 14 9 17 11 19 16 .460
14 Virginia Tech .4408 NR 19 841 .3204 19 499 .3219 8 13 NR 9 7 7 5 .680
15 Oklahoma .4204 11 14 1110 .4229 12 695 .4484 16 12 8 15 19 20 19 .390
16 Texas A&M .3666 9 13 1177 .4484 15 622 .4013 18 22 18 22 16 22 17 .250
17 Fresno State .3379 NR 18 920 .3505 18 532 .3432 17 16 NR 14 NR 16 14 .320
18 Northern Illinois .3032 15 21 518 .1973 22 298 .1923 13 19 10 13 14 5 15 .520
19 Oklahoma State .2687 NR 17 951 .3623 13 688 .4439 28 25 NR NR NR NR NR .000
20 Louisville .2556 21 16 1046 .3985 16 571 .3684 28 NR 15 NR NR NR NR .000
21 South Carolina .2161 10 20 673 .2564 20 468 .3019 26 24 19 NR 22 NR 23 .090
22 Michigan .1637 18 22 415 .1581 23 268 .1729 21 17 20 16 NR NR 25 .160
23 UCF .1394 NR 25 238 .0907 25 151 .0974 19 23 13 23 NR 17 18 .230
24 Nebraska .1354 16 23 414 .1577 21 385 .2484 28 NR NR NR NR NR NR .000
25 Oregon State .1042 13 NR 168 .0640 NR 91 .0587 20 NR 22 24 18 6 21 .190
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