ASU drops out of AP Poll following road loss to BYU

Sep 19, 2021, 11:34 AM
Herm Edwards head coach of the Arizona State Sun Devils talks in his headset of the BYU Cougars dur...
Herm Edwards head coach of the Arizona State Sun Devils talks in his headset of the BYU Cougars during their game September 18, 2021 at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Logan, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

The Arizona State Sun Devils dropped out of the Top 25 in the Associated Press college football poll from No. 19 following a loss Saturday on the road in Provo, Utah.

After beating ASU 27-17, BYU jumped eight spots up from No. 23 to No. 15. The Cougars move to 3-0 on the 2021 season with all three wins against Pac-12 South teams.

It was a slow start to the game for the Sun Devils, as three first half turnovers had them facing a 21-7 deficit at the half. ASU was able to make a game of it, scoring 10 unanswered points to start the second half, but it was too little too late.

ASU quarterback Jayden Daniels tossed for 265 yards through the air, but did through two interceptions. The Cougars were able to limit Daniels to just eight yards on the ground after he ran for a career-high 125 yards a week ago against UNLV.

With the Sun Devils now out of the AP Poll, the Pac-12 only has two teams in the Top 25, No. 3 Oregon and No. 24 UCLA, who is coming off a loss to No. 22 Fresno State.

Here’s the AP poll heading into Week 4, where the Sun Devils face Colorado.

AP Top 25 Poll

3-0 1547
3-0 1491
3-0 1385
4 Oklahoma 3-0 1302
3-0 1298
Penn State
3-0 1197
Texas A&M
3-0 1158
3-0 1145
9 Clemson 2-1 1074
Ohio State
2-1 976
2-1 930
Notre Dame
3-0 874
Ole Miss
3-0 717
Iowa State
2-1 664
3-0 603
16 Arkansas 3-0 537
Coastal Carolina
3-0 526
1-1 513
3-0 456
Michigan State
3-0 389
North Carolina
2-1 306
Fresno State
3-1 201
2-1 166
2-1 142
Kansas State
3-0 127

Others receiving votes: TCU 91, Liberty 56, Virginia Tech 52, Oklahoma State 51, Maryland 29, Arizona State 24, Texas 22, USC 16, San Diego State 16, West Virginia 14, LSU 14, Kentucky 12, Boston College 9, Wake Forest 7, Texas Tech 5, Stanford 3, Memphis 3, Louisville 1, Wyoming 1

Dropped from rankings: Virginia Tech 15, Arizona State 19, Miami 24

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