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ASU IN THE PRESEASON RANKINGS

Since the AP began a preseason poll, ASU has been ranked 19 times to begin the year. The Sun

Devils were tabbed No. 3 in 1976, behind Nebraska and Michigan. Of the 21 times ASU has

appeared in the AP preseason poll, 1976 and 1998 are the only times the Sun Devils were in the

top 10.

1968

17

1970

19

1971

14

1972

12

1973

14

1974

15

1976

3

1977

17

1979

18

1981

19

1982

20

1984

13

1987

14

1989

18

1996

20

1998

8

1999

25

2003

20

2005

20

2006

24

2008

15

2014

19

2015

15

ASU IN THE FINAL POLLS

Arizona State has been ranked nationally at season’s end 17 times. The Sun Devils’ highest

ranking came in 1975 when they finished second nationally in both major polls (Associated Press-

media, United Press International-coaches) behind national champion Oklahoma.

ASU’s 10-1-1 team of 1986, which completed its Pac-10 title season by defeating Michigan 22-15

in the Rose Bowl, was ranked fourth and fifth nationally by AP and UPI, respectively. In 1996,

ASU completed an undefeated (11-0) regular season before losing to Ohio State in the Rose Bowl,

finishing ranked fourth in both major polls.

Here are ASU’s final national rankings:

Associated

Press

Coaches

BCS

1957

12th

12th

1967

20th

1968

23rd

1970

6th

8th

1971

8th

6th

1972

13th

13th

1973

9th

10th

1975

2nd

2nd

1977

18th

18th

1978

19th (Tied)

1981

16th

1982

6th

6th

1986

4th

5th

1987

20th

1996

4th

4th

1997

14th

14th

2004

19th

20th

2007

16th

13th

11th

2013

21st

20th

14th

2014

12th

14th

15th (CFP)

ASU WINNING AND LOSING STREAKS

WINNING

W

Years

Breakdown

Coach(es)

of Years

21

1969-71

1969(6),1970(11)

Frank Kush

1971(4)

13

1974-75

1974(1),1975(12)

Frank Kush

13

1956-58

1956(2),1957(10)

Dan Devine

1958 (1)

(1956-57)

Frank Kush

(1958)

12

1972-73

1972(5),1973(7)

Frank Kush

12

1963-64

1963(8),1964(4)

Frank Kush

LOSING

L

Years

Breakdown

Coach(es)

of Years

6

2009

Dennis Erickson

6

2008

Dennis Erickson

6

2001-02

2001 (0-5)

Dirk Koetter

2002 (0-1)

6

1929

Aaron McCreary

5

1990

Larry Marmie

5

1947

Ed Doherty

5

1941-42

1941(1)

Dixie Howell (1941)

1942(4)

Hillman Walker (1942)

5

*1919,

1919(0-2)

George Cooper (1919)

1922

1922(0-3-1)

Ernest Wills (1922)

The 1914 Tempe Normal School Football team

The 1991 Sun Devil Coaching Staff

Coach Bruce Snyder and

cornerback Kevin Miniefield

celebrate a 20-0 victory over

UCLA in 1992.

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