The Arizona St. Sun Devils are making some upward traction in the polls this week. This includes SB Nation's own blogpoll, which jumps them up two spots from 22nd to 20th after a thorough beatdown of the hapless Colorado Buffaloes. It mirrors their results in almost every other poll.
How much higher can ASU fly? They don't have really many impressive opponents left--up next comes UCLA (their Pac-12 South 'competitor'), and then Washington State, Arizona, and Cal. There's a decent shot that none of them go to bowl games. This would mean ASU has got to turn up the points in order to win each and every one of those contests by a wide margin.
Really, if ASU wants to make a big leap up the rankings, they'll have to win the inaugural Pac-12 Championship in December by upsetting either Oregon or Stanford, which would mean the Rose Bowl regardless. So the Sun Devils don't really have to worry too much about the polling from this point forward.