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AP Top 25: Sun Devils don't play, don't move

Arizona State remains at No. 15, but where did everyone else land?

Todd Graham's Sun Devils Remain At No. 15 In This Week's AP Poll
Todd Graham's Sun Devils Remain At No. 15 In This Week's AP Poll
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Arizona State held steady in week five of the AP Poll at No. 15 when it was released Sunday morning. The Sun Devils did jump one spot to No. 12 in the Amway Coaches Poll thanks to free-falling LSU.

The maroon and gold had a fairly good bye week, all things considered. Yes, we did learn that quarterback Taylor Kelly will likely miss the next two games with a foot injury, but with the team staying in the top 15 in both major polls, it is clear that most voters did not use the injury as an excuse to drop the team in their rankings. Last time it took the field, Arizona State jumped out to a big lead at Colorado and held on for a 38-24 win. Defensive back Jordan Simone had 13 tackles and D.J. Foster ran for 148 yards and a touchdown. The Sun Devils have spent the last week preparing for what might be their biggest test of the season, a visit from UCLA next Thursday.

The Bruins rose to No. 11 in this week's AP Poll. Also on a bye week to prepare for their Thursday night game, the last time they took the field was in week three against Texas. Quarterback Brett Hundley went down with an elbow injury early in the game and backup Jerry Neuheisel ended up leading the Bruins to a 20-17 victory with a late touchdown pass. Hundley is expected to be ready to return for the game in Tempe. UCLA is the second highest ranked Pac-12 team.

You don't have to look long to find the top ranked team out west. Oregon held steady at No. 2 after surviving its trip to the Palouse for a 38-31 win. And yes, survive is the right term. The Ducks offensive line allowed seven sacks of quarterback Marcus Mariota against a team that has already lost to Rutgers and Nevada this season.

Elsewhere throughout the Pac-12, Stanford held steady at No. 16. USC dropped to No. 18 this week, but I am still confused as to how the Trojans are ranked behind the Cardinal after beating them on the road.

Based on teams receiving votes, Utah comes in at No. 31, Washington is one spot behind them, Arizona is ranked No. 37, and Oregon State is in a tie at No. 39.

AP Coaches Sagarin
1 Florida State Florida State Alabama
2 Oregon Alabama Oklahoma
3 Alabama Oklahoma Auburn
4 Oklahoma Oregon Oregon
5 Auburn Auburn Texas A&M
6 Texas A&M Baylor Georgia
7 Baylor Texas A&M Florida State
8 Notre Dame Notre Dame Baylor
9 Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State
10 Ole Miss UCLA LSU
11 UCLA Ole Miss UCLA
12 Georgia Arizona State Notre Dame
13 South Carolina Georgia Wisconsin
14 Mississippi State Stanford Stanford
15 Arizona State South Carolina Ole Miss
16 Stanford Mississippi State USC
17 LSU Wisconsin Ohio State
18 USC LSU Kansas State
19 Wisconsin Nebraska Clemson
20 BYU Ohio State Oklahoma State
21 Nebraska BYU South Carolina
22 Ohio State USC Florida
23 East Carolina Duke Mississippi State
24 Oklahoma State East Carolina Arizona State
25 Kansas State Kansas State BYU
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