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Arizona State Sun Devils finish 20th in Final AP Top 25

After dropping their last two games of the 2013 season, the Arizona State Sun Devils finished 20th in the season-ending AP Poll released Tuesday.

The Devils (10-4) peaked at number 11 in the poll prior to their loss to Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship Game December 7. They followed that up with an disappointing 37-23 loss to Texas Tech in the Holiday Bowl to end the season.

ASU is one of five Pac-12 teams in the final poll, joining Oregon (9th), Stanford (11th), UCLA (16th) and USC (19th).

It’s the first time ASU has finished a season in the Top 25 since 2007, when Dennis Erickson led the Sun Devils to a share of the Pac-10 championship, a 10-3 record and a number 16 ranking.

Of course, Florida State topped the poll following their 34-31 win over Auburn in Monday’s BCS Championship Game in Pasadena. The Seminoles are followed by Auburn, Michigan State, South Carolina and Missouri.

The Sun Devils also finished 20th in the final USA Today Coaches Poll.