UCLA Climbs in Both Polls Following Win Over ASU
The Bruins are now ranked ahead of Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide for the first time since 2015.
UCLA has moved up again in both polls after the Bruins’ win over Arizona State last night. The team is now ranked 9th in the AP Poll and they are back in the Top Ten in the Coaches Poll. The Bruins are now ranked ahead of both Alabama and Clemson in both polls.
With both Clemson and Tennessee losing yesterday, TCU earned some respect as one of four remaining unbeaten teams in the country. The Horned Frogs are now ranked fourth in both polls behind Georgia, Ohio State and Michigan. Tennessee fell to five in both polls following their loss to the Bulldogs.
Oregon climbed to sixth in both polls. Southern Cal moved to seventh in the AP Poll and eighth in the Coaches Poll. LSU jumped into the Top Ten with their win over Alabama. The Tigers are eighth in the AP Poll and seventh in the Coaches Poll.
Utah, which was ranked 12th in both polls, fell one spot in each despite winning due to LSU’s win over the Crimson Tide coupled with the losses by Bama and Clemson. After defeating Oregon State yesterday, Washington is the other ranked Pac-12 school. The Huskies re-entered the AP Poll at 24 and the Coaches Poll ranked 23rd.
Here’s the complete Top 25 from both polls:
The Bruins return home to host the Arizona Wildcats next Saturday at the Rose Bowl. The game will air nationally on Fox and will kickoff at 7:30 pm PT.
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BORING OPINION OF LITTLE OR NO WORTH
Interesting week as the top 20 teams home in on traditional rivals or loaded opponents. Grateful for Alabama and Tennessee making some headroom for us! Was reading Homer's Iliad (in Greek*) last evening as I listened to the Bruins me on KLAC and thinking we got this in the bag -- until the third quarter eventuated and the fade lasted through the fourth quarter. Someone's gotta tell them to keep the foot on the gas and run *through* the tape at the finish line.
But goddam'ed impressive them running up 402 yards rushing with Zach on the bench. The high season output of 507 yards wasn't any slouch either!
Hope that there's not one of those penultimate surprise-a-rinos that typically put the frost on the Bruins' pumpkin and knock us out of a New Year's Day bowl. Also, while I had penciled in USC as n "L" pre-season, I begin to see chinks in their armor. They let down against the KalBearz as USC also had gas pedal problems, giving up 21 points in the last quarter. They do not seem to be the massive juggernaut I had imagined them to be. I m getting the feeling that they can be had. At any rate, should be a whale of a game!
..just keep the pedal to the metal, Chipster.
*Actually, I was going through my old Mad Magazines compendia, but, to all intents and purposes, it was close.
I dont get the logic behind lsu being #7 with two losses, outside of them being an SEC school. Theyre good dont get me wrong and they did just beat bama but feels like they should be more in the 10 range behind all the 1 loss teams.