UCLA got some real respect this week in Ted Miller's ESPN Pac-10 blog and the ESPN weekly power ranking. First from Ted Miller, who has us ranked as the #3 team in the Pac-10:
3. UCLA: So the Bruins handled a Tennessee team out for revenge in workmanlike fashion, and Tennessee pushed a homestanding No. 1 Florida squad that was hungry to embarrass the Vols so hard that most folks are calling it a moral victory. Why isn't anyone saying, "Perhaps we should re-evaluate UCLA?" Or, "Why is a 3-0 UCLA squad that has physically dominated two BCS conference foes still not ranked?" (And who voted for 2-1 Nebraska, which has wins over Florida Atlantic and Arkansas State?)
And over on the ESPN weekly Power Ranking we come in at #26 nationally, with several of the voters having us quite a bit higher with Ted Miller putting us at #21 and Ivan Maisel putting us at #18. I think #18 might be a little high at the moment, but its nice to see us getting some national attention. Also, if Saturday was any indication, that already big win over Tennessee might start looking better and better in the coming weeks. Go Bruins!