We ranked

In the wake of a solid win at Northern Illinois and Cal’s stunner over Texas, San Diego State is ranked No. 22 in the newest Associated Press poll. I do not have a joke to make about this, it’s just flippin’ cool.

The ranking assures that the program’s rank-less streak will not reach 21 years, which is a shame considering I was hoping to take the streak to RAGE OUT at True North on its birthday. As such, this is the Aztecs’ first time in the Top-25 since Nov. 7, 1995. That’s a long time!

I mean:


We could have a long conversation about the significance of this. The implications on future recruiting. The positioning this gives us for future conference re-alignment. How remarkable it is that we’re seeing this come to fruition exactly one year after most of our fanbase wanted to run the head coach out of town.

Or, I can bang out a lazy listicle and enjoy the rest of my weekend. Which do you think I’ll choose??

Top 25 things that happened since the last time SDSU was ranked

  1. Aztecs football has had five head coaches.
  2. Rashaad Penny was born.
  3. Viejas Arena was built.
  4. Steve Fisher and Brian Dutcher looked like this:

    Bentley Historical Library
  5. Every non-Tony-Gwynn-related thing in SDSU men’s basketball history occurred.
  6. Jack Murphy Stadium was expanded and became Qualcomm Stadium.
  7. Qualcomm Stadium was maintained/cleaned maybe once.
  8. The Mountain West Conference was created.
  9. The Mountain West Conference rose into a regional power.
  10. The Mountain West Conference decayed into a festering crap pile.
  11. Computers looked like this:macintosh_performa_5200
  12. The Macarena craze swept the nation to the delight of white aunts drunk on chardonnay at weddings.
  13. “Third Rock From the Sun” premiered, launching the meteoric rise of Hollywood icon French Stewart.
  14. “The Simpsons” had maybe four good seasons before devolving into a husk of its former self don’t @ me.
  15. Journalism died, leaving nothing but stupid online lists in its place.
  16. Tupac was alive (he still is, obviously).
  17. You looked like this probably:1990s
  18. The Padres won four division titles and a pennant, before getting rid of the idiot manager responsible.
  19. The Chargers won zero Super Bowls and got zero new stadiums built.
  20. I went from a promising high schooler with a high SAT score to a graying unpaid blogger who writes nonsense like this.
  21. Oh god.
  22. What happened? Where did I go wrong?
  23. Is this the future I dreamed of? Is this all I’ll ever be professionally?
  24. (weeps)

Author: Aztecs Killing Him

Former proprietor of AztecsKillingHim dot com, a long-dead SDSU sports blog that was possibly dumber even than this one. On Twitter at @akh_blog.


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