Arizona State running back Demario Richard, front, is stopped by Colorado Buffaloes linebackers Kenneth Olugbode, back left, and Addison Gillam in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

David Zalubowski

Last week: Lost to Colorado 40-16

This week: vs. Washington State (7 p.m., Pac-12 Networks)

Comment: We all were skeptical of Arizona State’s legitimacy in the South, and our skepticism proved warranted after the Sun Devils’ debacle of a performance against Colorado. ASU was one of just three unanimous rankings this week, along with Washington at No. 1 and Cal further down in the rankings. With their upcoming schedule — Washington State, Oregon, Utah, Washington — there’s a legitimate scenario where the Sun Devils head into the Territorial Cup still seeking bowl eligibility.