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AP Top 25: Sun Devils move up in AP Poll after victory over Stanford

See where the Sun Devils landed this week!

Christian Petersen

Arizona State came into Saturday ranked No. 17 in AP Poll and No. 18 in the Amway Coaches Poll. After a commanding win over the Stanford Cardinal, the Sun Devils have now moved up to No. 14 in the AP Poll and No. 14 in the Coaches Poll.

The defense stepped up in a big way for the Sun Devils in their route of Stanford that wasn't as close as the 26-10 final score indicated. A muffed punt by Ty Montgomery and some much improved defense helped Arizona State win.

Oregon scored three touchdowns in the second quarter on their way to a 45-20 victory over the Washington Huskies. Marcus Mariota threw for 336 yards and two touchdowns in the win which moved the Ducks up to No. 6 in the AP Poll.

Utah barely squeaked by Oregon State in Corvallis Thursday with a 29-23 win in double overtime. A Devontae Booker touchdown in each of the overtime periods helped the Utes to the win, which now rank No. 19. USC throttled Colorado 56-28. The Trojans were already up 28-0 at halftime and rose to No. 20 in the poll

Arizona didn't play this week, but still moved up in the AP Poll to No. 15 while Stanford was No. 23 before the game with Arizona State but dropped out of the poll. UCLA jumped back into the AP Poll at No. 25 after beating Cal. Arizona State heads to Washington next weekend to play the Huskies.