ASU football enters top 25 after 3-0 start

ASU football cracks the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll rankings after a 10-7 upset victory over MSU

ASU football was ranked No. 24 in the country by both the Associated Press and the Coaches Poll Sunday after upsetting Michigan State on Saturday. 

ASU's hard-fought victory over the No. 18 Michigan State Spartans in East Lansing Saturday propelled the Sun Devils into the top 25. MSU fell out of Sunday's AP Top 25 as a result.

For the second straight year, the Sun Devils entered the rankings following a win over the Spartans. Last year, ASU defeated No. 15 MSU in a 16-13 upset in Tempe, earning a spot at No. 23.

The Sun Devils are one of six Pac-12 teams in this week's rankings. They join Utah, Oregon, Washington State, Washington and California after USC fell out from the No. 24 spot following its loss to BYU Saturday.  

Pac-12 play begins Saturday for ASU when it takes on Colorado. 

Colorado is 2-1 and averaging just over 36 points per game. On defense, ASU has allowed seven points per game, second best in the country.

A win would give ASU a 4-0 start, its best since 2016.


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