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AP Top 25: Sun Devils Climb Rankings Following Stanford Win

ASU won vs. Stanford and climbs up the rankings of the latest AP poll.

In recent memory, there hasn't been a much better time to be an Arizona State Sun Devil. 

After improving to 5-1 on the year following a 28-10 victory over Stanford, Arizona State saw their AP poll ranking improve from No. 22 to No. 18 after what was surely a wild college football weekend. 

Formerly top-ranked Alabama fell on the road to an unranked Texas A&M squad, marking the first time since 2008 where the country's No. 1 team fell to an unranked opponent. 

The Crimson Tide weren't the only ranked team to stumble through the weekend, however. Penn State fell in a top-five matchup with Iowa, BYU suffered its first loss of the season at the hands of Boise State, and other programs such as Arkansas, Auburn and Texas dropped following their losses. 

AP Top Ten 

1. Georgia Bulldogs

2. Iowa Hawkeyes

3. Cincinnati Bearcats

4. Oklahoma Sooners


5. Alabama Crimson Tide

6. Ohio State Buckeyes

7. Penn State Nittany Lions

8. Michigan Wolverines

9. Oregon Ducks

10. Michigan State Spartans

What's Next for Arizona State

Following their third consecutive victory, the new and improved Sun Devils pack their bags for a tricky road trip against the Utah Utes fresh off of a convincing road victory at USC. 

ASU will take on Utah at 7:00 pm Arizona time next Saturday, Oct. 16.