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AP Top 25: Sun Devils nationally ranked for first time under Todd Graham

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The Sun Devils' knocked off reigning Big Ten Champion Wisconsin and earned a spot in the AP top 25.

Marion Grice's four touchdowns helped ASU achieve a national ranking.
Marion Grice's four touchdowns helped ASU achieve a national ranking.
Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

It took 15 games and a victory over reigning Big Ten champion Wisconsin, but the Arizona State Sun Devils finally earned their first national ranking under Todd Graham.

The Sun Devils' make their 2013 AP poll debut at No. 23 after a controversial 32-30 victory against the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday night.

Arizona State entered the week as the first team out of the poll after receiving 64 votes in the week three tally. The Badgers came to Tempe ranked No. 20 in the latest poll after starting off in the preseason as the No. 23 team. With the loss, Wisconsin dropped to No. 24.

Graham's squad got the job done last night with help from a widely disputed final play. Wisconsin appeared poised to kick a game-winning field goal, but the Badgers ran out of time after a chaotic scene involving a poor kneel down effort from quarterback Joel Stave.

On Saturday, the Sun Devils will travel to Palo Alto to take on the No. 5 Stanford Cardinal. The Cardinal defeated Army by a final of 34-20 on Saturday.

Other ranked Pac-12 teams include the No. 2 Oregon Ducks, the No. 13 UCLA Bruins and the No. 17 Washington Huskies.

Alabama retained the top spot in the poll after a 49-42 win over Johnny Manziel's Texas A&M Aggies.

The Week Four AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (59) 2-0 1,499 1
2 Oregon (1) 3-0 1,413 2
3 Clemson 2-0 1,347 3
4 Ohio State 3-0 1,330 4
5 Stanford 2-0 1,241 5
6 LSU 3-0 1,134 8
7 Louisville 3-0 1,092 7
8 Florida State 2-0 1,058 10
9 Georgia 1-1 1,051 9
10 Texas A&M 2-1 1,001 6
11 Oklahoma State 3-0 848 12
12 South Carolina 2-1 821 13
13 UCLA 2-0 757 16
14 Oklahoma 3-0 692 14
15 Michigan 3-0 672 11
16 Miami (FL) 2-0 641 15
17 Washington 2-0 496 19
18 Northwestern 3-0 487 17
19 Florida 1-1 412 18
20 Baylor 2-0 355 22
21 Mississippi 3-0 300 25
22 Notre Dame 2-1 277 21
23 Arizona State 2-0 229 NR
24 Wisconsin 2-1 87 20
25 Texas Tech 3-0 60 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Michigan State 59, Fresno State 27, UCF25, Northern Illinois 24, Georgia Tech 17, Nebraska 15, Arizona 11, Auburn 9, Boise State 4, Virginia Tech 3, TCU 3, Arkansas 2, Navy 1