UCLA Bruin Football Rises to 18th in the AP and Coaches Polls

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

After defeating Nevada 58-20 at the Rose Bowl last Saturday night, the Bruins have moved up three spots in the AP and USA Today/Coaches' Polls.

Due to the opening week of college football falling on the extended Labor Day holiday, the debut Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls were pushed back from their traditional Sunday morning release. With the weekend - and the full college schedule - out of the way, the polls are out. And they like the Bruins.

Both the AP and Coaches' have moved UCLA up from the #21 spot in the preseason poll to 18th after Week 1. We have actually jumped our next opponent, Nebraska, in this weeks rankings. After a too-close win over Wyoming in Lincoln, the Cornhuskers fell from their #18 spot in both preseason rankings to 19th in today's AP results, and 22nd according to the Coaches.

In the Pac-12, the coaches moved Oregon up from #3 to #2 this week, while dropping inactive Stanford from their preseason #4 position to #5 this week, with Clemson taking their old spot after their home win over Georgia. The AP voters kept both teams in their preseason positions.

Despite their less than impressive win at Hawaii, Southern Cal remained in the top-25, actually improving from 24th to 22nd in the AP poll. The coaches' dropped them one spot, from 24th to 25th. After beating up on Boise State while opening up the new Husky Stadium, Washington took Oregon State's place in the top-25, jumping into the rankings at 22nd in the AP poll. By the coaches' judgment, they leaped Southern Cal, coming in at #20.

In the wake of the FCS faceplant by Oregon St, there are 5 Pac-12 teams in both of the major top-25 rankings this week. While the Beavers fell off the face of the earth of the polls entirely, Arizona and ASU did receive top-25 votes.

AP Poll Results:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS RANK
1 Alabama 1-0 1545 1
2 Ohio St. 1-0 1444 2
3 Oregon 1-0 1420 3
4 Stanford 0-0 1292 4
5 Clemson 1-0 1275 8
6 South Carolina 1-0 1220 7
7 Texas A&M 1-0 1181 6
8 Louisville 1-0 1051 9
9 Florida 1-0 974 10
10 Florida St. 1-0 946 12
11 LSU 1-0 926 13
12 Georgia 0-1 875 5
13 Notre Dame 1-0 840 11
14 Oklahoma St. 1-0 798 14
15 Oklahoma 1-0 666 16
16 Texas 1-0 660 15
17 Michigan 1-0 623 17
18 UCLA 1-0 368 21
19 Nebraska 1-0 357 18
20 Northwestern 1-0 348 22
21 Wisconsin 1-0 301 23
22 USC 1-0 176 24
23 Washington 1-0 145 NR
24 TCU 0-1 140 20
24 Miami 1-0 140 NR
Schools Dropped Out
No. 19 Boise State (0-1), No. 25 Oregon State (0-1).
Others Receiving Votes
Baylor 125; Michigan State 67; Mississippi 54; Fresno State 46; Northern Illinois 31; Arizona State 28; Cincinnati 19; Arkansas 12; San Jose State 12; Georgia Tech 10; Arizona 7; Boise State 5; Virginia Tech 5; Central Florida 4; Arkansas State 3; Kansas State 3; Texas Tech 3; Bowling Green 1; East Carolina 1; Missouri 1; North Carolina 1; Utah State 1.

And the USA Today/Coaches' Poll results:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (58) 1-0 1,497 1
2 Oregon 1-0 1,355 3
3 Ohio State (1) 1-0 1,330 2
4 Clemson (1) 1-0 1,304 8
5 Stanford 0-0 1,277 4
6 South Carolina 1-0 1,181 6
7 Texas A&M 1-0 1,085 7
8 Louisville 1-0 1,073 9
9 LSU 1-0 971 12
10 Florida State 1-0 953 11
11 Georgia 0-1 894 5
12 Florida 1-0 875 10
13 Oklahoma State 1-0 780 13
14 Notre Dame 1-0 707 14
15 Texas 1-0 674 15
16 Oklahoma 1-0 612 16
17 Michigan 1-0 583 17
18 UCLA 1-0 387 21
19 Northwestern 1-0 320 22
20 Washington 1-0 315 NR
21 Wisconsin 1-0 287 23
22 Nebraska 1-0 219 18
23 Baylor 1-0 150 NR
24 TCU 0-1 148 20
25 USC 1-0 135 24

Others Receiving Votes: Miami (FL) 127, Mississippi 50, Arizona State 48, Michigan State 42, Northern Illinois 27, Cincinnati 27, Fresno State 22, Virginia Tech 12, Bowling Green 9, Georgia Tech 8, Arizona 6, Penn State 4, Boise State 3, Virginia 2, Arkansas 1

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