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2014 BTD Top 25: Not Always Sunny in Tempe

Arizona State got demolished by UCLA but did manage to stay on the edge of the Top 25.

The Sun Devils' hope of a Pac-12 title game were up-ended.
The Sun Devils' hope of a Pac-12 title game were up-ended.
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Consensus Poll:

Rank Team Points
1 FSU 99
2 Alabama 94
3 Oregon 93
4 Oklahoma 88
5 Auburn 81
6 Baylor 80
7 Texas A&M 76
8 Michigan State 69
9 Georgia 66
10 UCLA 60
11 Stanford 57
12 Ole Miss 52
13 Notre Dame 51
14 Wisconsin 47
15 Mississippi State 46
16 USC 45
17 LSU 41
18 BYU 28
19 Nebraska 27
20 Oklahoma State 25
21 Ohio State 23
22 East Carolina 14
23 Clemson 9
T-24 Arizona State 7
T-24 Kansas State 7

Individual Polls:

Chris Andy Kurt Robert
1 FSU Florida St. Alabama Florida St.
2 Oregon Oregon Florida State Alabama
3 Oklahoma Alabama Oklahoma Oregon
4 Alabama Oklahoma Oregon Auburn
5 Auburn Baylor Texas A&M Baylor
6 Baylor UCLA Michigan State Oklahoma
7 Michigan State Auburn Auburn Texas A&M
8 Texas A&M Texas A&M Baylor Georgia
9 Stanford Georgia Mississippi Notre Dame
10 Georgia Mississippi St Mississippi State Michigan St.
11 Wisconsin USC Georgia UCLA
12 UCLA Michigan St Stanford Mississippi
13 Ole Miss Stanford Notre Dame Stanford
14 Notre Dame BYU Wisconsin LSU
15 LSU Wisconson UCLA Nebraska
17 Ohio State Notre Dame Clemson Wisconsin
18 Oklahoma State Mississippi LSU Mississippi St.
19 BYU Nebraska Oklahoma State Oklahoma St.
20 Mississippi State Ohio St South Carolina Ohio St.
21 Nebraska East Carolina BYU Kansas St.
22 East Carolina Arizona St Nebraska BYU
23 Arizona State Oklahoma St East Carolina Missouri
24 TCU Marshall Ohio State East Carolina
25 Marshall Kansas St. Kansas State Marshall


Arizona State could not handle the UCLA Bruins, although they gave away a boatload of chances, with 4 turnovers, extremely poor tackling, and special team mistakes. They clearly missed injured qb Taylor Kelly and the game quickly went to the Bruins once the mistakes rolled in.

South Carolina also lost over the weekend, but they were not as fortunate in the rankings. The only poll they stayed in was Kurt's but that was not enough to keep them ranked.

Mississippi State was a disagreed topic as well. They were ranked at 20, 18, 10, and 10. It has been a good start so far for them, but I still think they need to prove it with a few more wins before I'll have them leap frog anybody.