It didn’t take long for the Sun Devils to climb into the top 25.
The USA Today Coaches Poll was released Tuesday and it has ASU ranked 23rd in the country following the team’s 48-14 home win over UC Davis.
Friday’s opponent, Missouri, is just ahead at No. 19, making the matchup all the more important for both schools.
Win, and you gain legitimacy, moving up even further in the polls. Lose and you could find yourself on the outside looking in.