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Fox Sports Arizona:
Arizona State coach Todd Graham is taking some flak over his final ballot submission for the USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll, in which he ranked his Sun Devils 20th.
The vote has been criticized in a number of places, primarily because ASU did not receive any votes in the Associated Press or Harris polls. Of ASU's eight points in the coaches poll, six came from Graham and two came from Arkansas State coach Gus Malzahn, who was an offensive coordinator under Graham at Tulsa and ranked the Sun Devils 24th overall.
Graham's ballot, which is listed in its entirety at right, also notably excluded USC, which like ASU finished 7-5 but beat the Sun Devils 38-17. The final regular-season coaches poll is the only one for which ballots are announced publicly.
Graham was asked Sunday why he ranked ASU 20th, and this was his response:
"Because I thought we were 20th. Obviously, you look at the schedule we played and where we finished up. You know, I've coached in other places...
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