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AP Poll: Sun Devils just outside top-25, land at No. 26

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The team’s victory in its Pac-12 opener wasn’t enough to crack the top-25.

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The latest AP Poll was released on Sunday morning, and despite being one of just 15 teams throughout the country with a 4-0 record, the Arizona State Sun Devils did not land inside the top-25.

Instead, Arizona State is slotted at No. 26 - the first team in the “others receiving votes” category. The team received 135 of those votes, just seven less than No. 25 Georgia had.

The Sun Devils were in the same category last week, coming in at No. 42 prior to their 51-41 victory over California in their Pac-12 opener.

The Golden Bears fell from 31st to out of the poll entirely after the loss, not receiving a single vote from any of the 61 pollsters.

Stanford is the highest-ranked Pac-12 team, holding steady at No. 7 after sneaking out of the Rose Bowl with a win against UCLA. Washington is next at 10th, and the only other Pac-12 team inside the top-25 proper is Utah (No. 18).

Colorado and UCLA joined Arizona State in the receiving votes category, coming in at 31st and 34th, respectively.

The Sun Devils find themselves in a similar spot in the USA Today Coaches Poll, ending up at No. 28 after the completion of week four. It should be noted that none of these rankings have any effect on the College Football Playoff top-25, which will be released for the first time this season on October 11.

Arizona State heads to Los Angeles next week to play 1-3 USC at the LA Memorial Coliseum.