Some of Arizona State's most prominent alumni are taking to Twitter to praise the men's basketball team. On Sunday, ASU upset the Kansas Jayhawks, vaulting the Sun Devils to an Associated Press national ranking of No. 5 Monday.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, NBA basketball star James Harden, and ASU quarterback Manny Wilkins applauded the Devils on social media. About a hundred fans showed up Sunday night in Tempe to greet the basketball team when it arrived from the airport.
The Sun Devils find themselves in rare company, historically.
The last time an ASU men's basketball team was ranked in the top 10 was in 1981, when they ranked third. They also ranked No. 3 in 1963, which is the highest the Sun Devils have ever been ranked.
ASU also enjoys the rare instance being ranked higher than the their in-state rivals, the Arizona Wildcats. Monday, U of A was ranked 23rd.
As a reminder of Arizona's past dominance, a headline writer for the Washington Post inadvertently wrote that the Wildcats beat Kansas Sunday. ASU and U of A face off in a Pac-12 conference game on Dec. 30 in Tucson.