It speaks volumes about the progress that the Arizona State Sun Devils have made that going into their bye week at 5-2 with a 3-1 conference record is viewed by many in their fanbase as a disappointment.
Even after their mistake-filled loss on Saturday night, ASU is still ranked in both the AP (tied for No. 24) and USA Today Coaches Poll (No. 25). More importantly, they are in total control of the Pac-12 South division after their wins over Utah and USC. Their schedule after the bye features five games in which ASU should be a strong favorite in each.
All of this success points to the Sun Devils ending their school-record three-season bowl drought.
The Sun Devils did not make the Top 25 in the first release of the BCS rankings, although such standings really do not take on real importance until November.
With that in mind, let's take a look at some possible bowl destinations for ASU, in ascending order to their best-case scenario.