College Football Top 25, Week 9: UCLA Drops Slightly, Over-Rated at 11/12

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Despite a disappointing performance in Palo Alto where Stanford exposed UCLA’s sputtering offense, due to a chaotic Saturday, Bruins drop slightly, remaining over-rated in top-25.

The polls came out early this afternoon (ht JoeBruin15). Due to a chaotic Saturday of college football, UCLA didn't drop all that much despite a disappointing and ugly letdown in Palo Alto.

Bruins have dropped out of the top-10 but they are still ranked rather high at no. 11 (in Coach's Poll) and 12 (AP poll). IMO given what we have seen from us this season they are over-rated. We are perhaps a top-25 in Jim Mora's second season Westwood. But I am not sure we are a top-15 team. Except for couple of quarters against Nebraska Cornhuskers here and a quarter and half against Utes there, we haven't seen much from this team that shows it is ready to compete at a high level.

In any event, here we are. Bruins are still ranked. We are going to be in the "national spotlight" for another week as tWWL is coming into Eugene next weekend to checkout a ranked matchup between the Ducks and the Bruins. But all of this will be academic if the offense continues to sputter and flail around due to the conservative/vanilla mindset of the current coaching staff.

Here are the AP rankings (courtesy of SBN):

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (55) 7-0 1,495 1
2 Oregon (3) 7-0 1,427 2
3 Florida State (2) 6-0 1,395 5
4 Ohio State 7-0 1,309 4
5 Missouri 7-0 1,197 14
6 Baylor 6-0 1,189 12
7 Miami (FL) 6-0 1,130 10
8 Stanford 6-1 1,118 13
9 Clemson 6-1 927 3
10 Texas Tech 7-0 904 16
11 Auburn 6-1 867 24
12 UCLA 5-1 832 9
13 LSU 6-2 739 6
14 Texas A&M 5-2 683 7
15 Fresno State 6-0 550 17
16 Virginia Tech 6-1 509 19
17 Oklahoma 6-1 501 18
18 Louisville 6-1 428 8
19 Oklahoma State 5-1 382 21
20 South Carolina 5-2 381 11
21 UCF 5-1 345 NR
22 Wisconsin 5-2 258 25
23 Northern Illinois 7-0 220 23
24 Michigan 6-1 169 NR
25 Nebraska 5-1 117 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State 108, Notre Dame 82, Oregon State 79, Michigan State 73, Georgia 30, Mississippi 27, Florida 17, Washington 4, Utah 4, Texas 2, Ball State 1, Brigham Young 1

And the USA Today's Coaches' Poll (ty SBN):

Rank Team Previous
1 Alabama (57) 1
2 Oregon (4) 2
3 Florida State (1) 5
4 Ohio State 3
5 Baylor 12
6 Miami 11
7 Missouri 14
8 Stanford 13
9 Texas Tech 15
10 Clemson 4
11 UCLA 10
12 Oklahoma 18
13 Oklahoma State 17
13 LSU 8
15 Texas A&M 7
16 Louisville 6
17 Auburn NR
18 Fresno State 19
19 Virginia Tech 20
20 South Carolina 9
21 Nebraska 21
22 Northern Illinois 23
23 Michigan 24
24 Wisconsin 25
25 UCF NR

MEH.

GO BRUINS.

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