Week 11 College Football Rankings: UCLA Moves up to 13th/15th

Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

UCLA moved up in both major college football polls this week, coming in 13th in today's AP ranking, and 15th according to the USA Today/Coaches' poll.

Well that was quite a game last night. I'll keep the analysis and other looks back at that one to gbruins Morning After and IEAngel's Eye Test. But there are newly released rankings to share. There aren't any that rank awesome freshman performances,  this will be a largely Myles Jack-less post.

In the Pac-12, the big game of the week - and the season - saw Stanford beat the hell out of the Ducks for 3 quarters in Palo Alto before a 4th quarter Oregon comeback made the game look respectable. The final score was 26-20, but the game never felt that close. Stanford moved up one spot, to #5 in both major polls. Oregon dropped behind Stanford, to 6th in the AP poll and 7th in the Coaches', falling just behind Clemson.

In another strong 3 quarter performance, Utah was well on its way to subjecting ASU to a rough loss at its Rice-Eccles house of horrors. And then Dennis Erickson showed the sort of playcalling philosophy that he taught Noel Mazzone during their shared past tenure in the desert. The Utes went conservative as the Sun Devils came back from a 19-7 deficit, scoring the go-ahead TD and forcing a pair of Travis Wilson INT's with under 3 minutes remaining to seal a 20-19 win. ASU moved up a pair of places in both polls, to 21/22.

As much as I hate to say it, Southern Cal played an impressive game yesterday in Berkeley. Of course it was against a horrid Cal squad, but a 62-28 final score can't really be argued with too much. Nelson Agholor returned 2 punts for TD's while Ed Orgeron strengthened his case to earn the head coaching job permanently. Honestly, I am surprised that they didn't sneak back into the top-25 on the strength of their performances since Coach O took over. Washinton also failed to move back to the top-25 after beating a conference backmarker. The Huskies warmed up for this week's visit to the Rose Bowl by beating up on Colorado, 59-7 in Seattle.

Week 11 Rankings, starting with the AP:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (56) 9-0 1,472 1
2 Florida State (3) 9-0 1,418 3
3 Ohio State 9-0 1,310 4
4 Baylor 8-0 1,303 5
5 Stanford 8-1 1,272 6
6 Oregon 8-1 1,139 2
7 Auburn 9-1 1,109 7
8 Clemson 8-1 1,049 8
9 Missouri 9-1 1,012 9
10 Texas A&M 8-2 909 11
11 South Carolina 7-2 857 13
12 Oklahoma State 8-1 780 15
13 UCLA 7-2 669 16
14 Michigan State 8-1 633 18
15 UCF 7-1 596 19
16 Fresno State 9-0 588 17
17 Wisconsin 7-2 503 21
18 LSU 7-3 470 10
19 Louisville 8-1 467 20
20 Northern Illinois 9-0 396 22
21 Arizona State 7-2 362 23
22 Oklahoma 7-2 285 12
23 Texas 7-2 185 NR
24 Miami (FL) 7-2 121 14
25 Georgia 6-3 78 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Mississippi 68, Minnesota 60, Nebraska 16, Duke 11, USC 10, Washington 9, Ball State 7, Virginia Tech 5, Brigham Young 3, Notre Dame 2, Houston 1

And the Week 10 USA Today/Coaches rankings

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE VOTES PREVIOUS RANK CHANGE HI/LOW
1 Alabama
Crimson Tide
9-0 1546 58 1 1/1
2 Florida State
Seminoles
9-0 1485 4 3 1 2/12
3 Ohio State
Buckeyes
9-0 1401 0 4 1 2/4
4 Baylor
Bears
8-0 1376 0 5 1 4/NR
5 Stanford
Cardinal
8-1 1307 0 6 1 4/13
6 Clemson
Tigers
8-1 1164 0 7 1 4/10
7 Oregon
Ducks
8-1 1162 0 2 5 2/7
8 Missouri
Tigers
9-1 1083 0 9 1 7/NR
9 Auburn
Tigers
9-1 1069 0 10 1 9/NR
10 Oklahoma State
Cowboys
8-1 965 0 11 1 10/20
11 Texas A&M
Aggies
8-2 898 0 13 2 6/15
12 South Carolina
Gamecocks
7-2 830 0 15 3 6/20
13 Louisville
Cardinals
8-1 653 0 16 3 6/17
14 Fresno State
Bulldogs
9-0 646 0 17 3 14/NR
15 UCLA
Bruins
7-2 641 0 18 3 10/21
16 Michigan State
Spartans
8-1 620 0 19 3 16/NR
17 Oklahoma
Sooners
7-2 510 0 8 9 8/18
18 LSU
Tigers
7-3 476 0 12 6 6/18
19 Central Florida
Knights
7-1 468 0 21 2 19/NR
20 Wisconsin
Badgers
7-2 460 0 22 2 18/NR
21 Northern Illinois
Huskies
9-0 445 0 20 1 20/NR
22 Arizona State
Sun Devils
7-2 262 0 24 2 22/NR
23 Miami
Hurricanes
7-2 228 0 14 9 6/NR
24 Texas
Longhorns
7-2 176 0 NR 15/NR
25 Minnesota
Golden Gophers
8-2 91 0 NR 25/NR

Southern Cal, Washington and Arizona also received votes in this week's Coaches' poll.

This evening will see the release of the Harris Poll and this week's BCS standing update. The Bruins will be looking to solidify that top-15 ranking and continuing to control the path to another South Division title on Friday night at the Rose Bowl against top-25 wannabe Washington.

GO BRUINS!

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