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Coaches Poll: UCLA Falls Out Of The Top Ten

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After an anemic performance by the offense in Virginia, the Bruins fell to #11 in the Coaches Poll.

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Nigel Tufnel understands.

After a poor and mistake filled game against Virginia, the U.C.L.A. Bruins dropped out of the Top 10, falling from 7 to 11 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Only South Carolina had a bigger free fall from the Top Ten after Week 1 of the college season.

Here is how the rankings look today.

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE VOTES PREVIOUS RANK
1 Florida State Seminoles 1-0 1541 57 1
2 Alabama Crimson Tide 1-0 1432 2
3 Oklahoma Sooners 1-0 1407 2 3
4 Oregon Ducks 1-0 1358 2 4
5 Auburn Tigers 1-0 1289 5
6 Michigan State Spartans 1-0 1141 8
7 Ohio State Buckeyes 1-0 1114 6
8 Georgia Bulldogs 1-0 1108 1 12
9 Baylor Bears 1-0 1018 10
10 Stanford Cardinal 1-0 999 11
11 UCLA Bruins 1-0 964 7
12 LSU Tigers 1-0 912 13
13 Texas A&M Aggies 1-0 895 20
14 USC Trojans 1-0 713 15
15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1-0 605 17
16 Arizona State Sun Devils 1-0 502 18
17 Ole Miss Rebels 1-0 438 19
18 Nebraska Cornhuskers 1-0 384 22
19 Wisconsin Badgers 0-1 373 14
20 Kansas State Wildcats 1-0 370 21
21 South Carolina Gamecocks 0-1 272 9
22 Missouri Tigers 1-0 189 NR
23 North Carolina Tar Heels 1-0 168 23
24 Clemson Tigers 0-1 155 16
25 Texas Longhorns 1-0 150 24
Others Receiving Votes:Oklahoma State 106; Florida 84; Louisville 73; Mississippi State 72; Michigan 59; Washington 51; Duke 47; Brigham Young 26; Iowa 23; TCU 23; Minnesota 16; Louisiana-Lafayette 13; Marshall 11; Virginia Tech 11; West Virginia 7; Cincinnati 7; Arizona 6; Oregon State 5; Pittsburgh 2; Rutgers 2; Northern Illinois 2; Colorado State 2; Texas Tech 2; Temple 1; Boise State 1; Memphis 1.

U.C.L.A. also fell to #11 in the AP Poll

AP Coaches Sagarin
1 Florida State (46) Florida State (57) Oregon
2 Alabama (1) Alabama Alabama
3 Oregon (5) Oklahoma (2) Oklahoma
4 Oklahoma (2) Oregon (2) Florida State
5 Auburn Auburn Texas A&M
6 Georgia (2) Michigan State Georgia
7 Michigan State Ohio State Stanford
8 Ohio State Georgia (1) Baylor
9 Texas A&M (2) Baylor Auburn
10 Baylor Stanford Michigan State
11 UCLA UCLA UCLA
12 LSU (1) LSU Ohio State
13 Stanford Texas A&M LSU
14 USC USC USC
15 Ole Miss Notre Dame Notre Dame
16 Notre Dame Arizona State Wisconsin
17 Arizona State Ole Miss Florida
18 Wisconsin Nebraska Kansas State
19 Nebraska Wisconsin South Carolina
20 Kansas State Kansas State Clemson
21 South Carolina South Carolina Ole Miss
22 North Carolina Missouri Washington
23 Clemson North Carolina Oklahoma State
24 Missouri Clemson Texas
25 Louisville Texas Arizona State

Florida State remains number one, despite getting a test from unranked Oklahoma State (which unofficially moved up to #26 if you count other votes).  Ohio State also struggled for much of their game against Navy but fell just one spot from #6 to #7.  So much for the arguments that either of those two games had any relationship to U.C.L.A.'s struggles with the Cavaliers. It's clear that the country saw the same problems with the Bruins that we saw.

This response has implications for Brett Hundley's Heisman campaign, too, although as IEAngel noted, Brett actually played a very good game within a terrible offensive performance.

Luckily, it's a 12 game season, and the Bruins will get a chance to change some minds beginning Saturday with the home opener against Memphis.

GO BRUINS!

Hopefully, this will