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UCLA Moves Inside the Top 20 in the Polls

After a strong defensive performance against the high powered Arizona offense on Saturday, the UCLA Bruins moved up to #18 in the AP and Coaches polls and #15 in the Massey poll.

The Bruin defense earned a rise in the rankings for UCLA
The Bruin defense earned a rise in the rankings for UCLA
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The new polls are out. After a strong defensive performance secured a win over the higher ranked Arizona Wildcats, the Bruins moved up in all polls. U.C.L.A. moved up to 18 in the AP and Coaches Polls, and 15 in the Massey poll.

I think our position is reasonably fair. We climbed a decent amount from 25/25/22 last week, but our team just hasn't been able to display enough consistency on both sides of the ball to justify a higher ranking at this time.

Mississippi State, Florida State, Alabama, and Auburn still share the top 4 in the 3 polls. Oregon remains the highest ranked Pac-12 team at #5 in the AP and Coaches Polls and #6 in Massey. Arizona State sits just outside the top 10, while Utah, Arizona, and Southern Cal are currently slotted in the upper 20's.

The College Football Playoff Poll debuted last week, and the updated poll will be released on Tuesday evening. The Bruins were #22 in the initial CFB poll.

Here are the complete results:

AP Coaches Massey
1 Mississippi State Mississippi State Auburn
2 Florida State Florida State Alabama
3 Auburn Auburn Mississippi State
4 Alabama Alabama Florida State
5 Oregon Oregon Ole Miss
6 TCU Michigan State Oregon
7 Michigan State TCU Kansas State
8 Notre Dame Notre Dame LSU
9 Kansas State Kansas State TCU
10 Baylor Baylor Oklahoma
11 Arizona State Ohio State Michigan State
12 Ole Miss Arizona State Baylor
13 Ohio State Ole Miss Arizona State
14 LSU Nebraska Georgia
15 Nebraska LSU UCLA
16 Oklahoma Oklahoma Notre Dame
17 Georgia Georgia Nebraska
18 UCLA UCLA Clemson
19 Clemson Clemson Ohio State
20 Utah Duke West Virginia
21 Arizona Arizona Missouri
22 Duke Utah USC
23 Marshall Marshall Texas A&M
24 West Virginia Wisconsin Arizona
25 Wisconsin West Virginia Florida
For a composite Top 25, visit


Go Bruins!