Rankings Are Out, Rarefied Air for Sun Devil Basketball

Dick Vitale put them 7th, a voter from the Jackson Clarion Ledger had them #1. When the AP College Basketball poll was released on Monday, Arizona State came in ranked 5th. 

The 26 voting members moved the Sun Devils up 11 spots in one week after beating St. Johns and Kansas in a span of 48 hours. It had the feeling of a March Madness weekend. 

With the ranking, how high will the Sun Devils go? One only needs to look at the next three games leading up to a December 30th showdown in Tucson and wonder if Arizona State is in danger of looking ahead. Vanderbilt, Longwood, and Pacific are the games on the schedule before the Wildcat matchup.