Stunning loss to UNLV drops ASU from Top 25 Print
Written by Admin   
Sunday, 14 September 2008 15:09
NCAAF Headline News

 PHOENIX (AP) -Arizona State tumbled from The Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday, one day after a 23-20 overtime home loss to UNLV.
The Sun Devils (2-1) fell from No. 15 to fifth among ``others receiving votes'' after losing to the Rebels on a blocked field goal attempt by Thomas Weber, the 2007 Lou Groza Award winner as the nation's top place-kicker. Malo Taumua's block came after Kyle Watson kicked a 20-yarder on the Rebels' overtime possession.
Arizona State coach Dennis Erickson said he had bigger concerns - starting with Saturday's visit by No. 3 Georgia - than falling out of the AP poll.
``I don't know if we should have been in there to start with,'' he said from his campus office.
The upset ranks among the more shocking losses in ASU history, comparable to a 35-7 home loss to New Mexico State under Bruce Snyder in 1999. The Sun Devils were ranked 22nd going into that debacle. They dropped from the poll and didn't return until October 2002.
go on to the next one now,'' Erickson said.
The upset took the air out of the long-awaited visit by Georgia, which dropped one slot in Sunday's poll after a 14-7 victory at South Carolina on Saturday. ESPN's ``College Gameday'' crew scrapped a plan to broadcast from Tempe and instead will be headed to Auburn, Ala., for LSU-Auburn.
Arizona State's loss capped a terrible weekend for the Pac-10, which went 1-5 on the road and was swept in four games against the Mountain West Conference. Another conference member, California, also fell from the rankings on Sunday after a loss at Maryland.
Given Arizona State's history of inconsistency, the abrupt fall from the rankings might not come as a shock.
The Sun Devils' No. 15 preseason ranking was their highest since 1998, when they opened at No. 8. They dropped from the rankings after losing their first two games that year.
Since joining the Pac-10 in 1978, Arizona State has been ranked in the preseason top 15 only three times. Twice it finished unranked, and the third time it dropped six spots in the final poll.
Now the question is whether ASU can find its way back into the rankings.
No. 17 Oregon.
First the Sun Devils have to deal with the shock of losing to the Rebels, who have beaten five ranked teams in school history.
Senior quarterback Rudy Carpenter, one of the team's leaders, said he expects his teammates to bounce back.
``I will say that I know the character of this team is really good,'' Carpenter said after the game. ``I know we have great leadership and that this next week in practice we are going to pick it up.''
 

NCAAFB Team Pages

Top NCAAFB Public Bets

#1 322 Virginia 91%
#2 301 Penn State 89%
#3 197 Florida State 88%
#4 102 UL Monroe 86%
#5 346 Florida 83%
#6 506 Louisville 80%
#7 313 LSU 75%
#8 177 Alabama 75%
#9 208 Colorado 75%
#10 502 Tennessee 71%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

Recent NCAAFB Discussions

NCAAFB Futures

NCAA FOOTBALL TEAM BCS CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS CURRENT
FLORIDA STATE 11/2
ALABAMA 6/1
OREGON 8/1
AUBURN 9/1
OHIO STATE 10/1
OKLAHOMA 10/1
UCLA 14/1
GEORGIA 16/1
LSU 20/1
USC 25/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com