The rankings after two weeks of football are in, and Arizona State jumped to No. 16 Sunday morning when the AP poll was released. The team was 17th in last week's version.
The Sun Devils took down New Mexico 58-23 on Saturday afternoon, using a 19-0 run to start the second half to run away from an injury-plagued Lobo squad.
Oregon is now No. 2, jumping Alabama, after running away from Michigan State despite trailing at halftime. The Ducks scored 14 points in the third quarter, then 14 more in the fourth to put the signature win on ice. UCLA dropped one spot to No. 12 after squeaking out another win against an inferior opponent, topping Memphis 42-35 in Los Angeles.
Up in Palo Alto, the Cardinal dropped two spots to No. 15. Quarterback Kevin Hogan threw for 285 yards against new rival USC. They were not able to capitalize once they got into the red zone, however, and the Trojans ended up escaping with a 13-10 win after senior Andre Heidari drilled a 53 yard field goal with 2:30 remaining. USC jumped up to No. 9 after beating Stanford.
Washington remains unranked thanks to an awful defensive effort on Saturday against Eastern Washington. Eagles quarterback Vernon Adams threw for seven touchdowns but was unable to overcome an early 21-0 deficit on a sunny afternoon in Seattle. The Huskies recovered an onside kick with 3:15 left to win it, 59-52.
Colorado won its first game of the season in a weird one at Massachusetts. The teams were tied at halftime but the Buffalo offense found a new gear in the final 30 minutes, a half that was highlighted by a 70 yard touchdown pass. The final was 41-38, improving their record to 1-1 as they head into Saturday night's game against Arizona State.