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Quick Takes: What’s next for Arizona State?

February 8, 2019 Leave a comment

Dave2015It was an ugly night in Tempe.  There’s no other way to put it.  Arizona State lost at home to Washington State, a team that until Thursday hadn’t won a true road game, had only won a single Pac-12 game, and had a NET Rating of 230 when it arrived on ASU’s campus.

By itself, it would simply be a bad loss.  Those things happen.  The trouble for ASU is this: it wasn’t their first such hiccup.  Added together, the Sun Devils have dropped three home games to non-NCAA contenders: WSU, Utah, and Princeton.  They also have road losses to Vanderbilt and Stanford.

What’s next for Arizona State?  It’s an interesting question.  As is this: Are the Sun Devils’ wins over Kansas, Mississippi State and Utah State (in particular, as Quad 1 wins) enough to offset those warts? Read more…