Stunning loss to UNLV drops ASU from Top 25Posted: Updated:
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 fell from number 15 to fifth among "others receiving votes" after losing to the Rebels on a blocked field goal attempt by Thomas Weber. Malo Taumua's block came after Kyle Watson kicked a 20-yarder on the Rebels' overtime possession.
ASU coach Dennis Erickson said he had bigger concerns -- starting with Saturday's visit by number three Georgia -- than falling out of the AP poll.
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.
ASU senior quarterback Rudy Carpenter says he expects his teammates to bounce back from the shocking loss.