The rankings are in, and Arizona State got a boost, jumping to No. 17 Tuesday morning when the AP poll was released. The team was 19th at last week's release
The Sun Devils took down the Weber State Wildcats 45-14 Thursday night, and although it wasn't the blowout reminiscent of recent years against Sacramento State and Northern Arizona, the maroon and gold got the job done.
|1||Florida State (46)||Florida State (57)||Oregon|
|3||Oregon (5)||Oklahoma (2)||Oklahoma|
|4||Oklahoma (2)||Oregon (2)||Florida State|
|6||Georgia (2)||Michigan State||Georgia|
|7||Michigan State||Ohio State||Stanford|
|8||Ohio State||Georgia (1)||Baylor|
|9||Texas A&M (2)||Baylor||Auburn|
|12||LSU (1)||LSU||Ohio State|
|15||Ole Miss||Notre Dame||Notre Dame|
|16||Notre Dame||Arizona State||Wisconsin|
|17||Arizona State||Ole Miss||Florida|
|20||Kansas State||Kansas State||Clemson|
|21||South Carolina||South Carolina||Ole Miss|
|23||Clemson||North Carolina||Oklahoma State|
UCLA dropped down to No. 11, narrowly defeating the Virginia Cavaliers Saturday. The Bruins scored three touchdowns in the second quarter and then stepped up again late when Myles Jack helped stop Virginia on fourth down. Meanwhile Oregon held fast at No. 3, and the Ducks mopped the floor with South Dakota State 62-13 and have a date with College Gameday and the Michigan State Spartans in Eugene next Saturday.
No. 13 Stanford had no trouble with UC Davis, winning 45-0, but like Oregon, will have a very interesting matchup with No. 14 USC in Palo Alto Saturday. The Trojans overcame any possible distractions from the Josh Shaw debacle and trounced Fresno State 52-13 with four touchdowns from Cody Kessler.
The University of Washington fell out of the top 25 after squeaking by the University of Hawaii 17-16. Jeff Lindquist struggled in replacing quarterback Cyler Miles. John Ross gave the Huskies 12 of their 17 points, scoring on a reverse and a 91-yard touchdown pass.
Florida State and Alabama remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. Remember the new college football playoff system will have a committee pick the four, "best" teams to play in a seeded four team tournament to decide a national champion. Arizona State heads to New Mexico next week to play the Lobos in Albuquerque.