The 2020 college football season is scheduled to kick off for the UCLA Bruins on September 26 against USC. They’ll kick off that game and this season as one of just four schools in the Pac-12 to not receive a single vote in the opening coaches poll for 2020.
The AMWAY Coaches Poll powered by USA Today Sports is calculated by the following:
The Amway Coaches Poll powered by USA TODAY Sports is conducted weekly throughout the regular season using a panel of head coaches at FBS schools. The panel is chosen by random draw, conference by conference plus independents, from a pool of coaches who have indicated to the American Football Coaches Association their willingness to participate. Each coach submits a Top 25 with a first-place vote worth 25 points, second place 24, and so on down to one point for 25th.
Head coach Chip Kelly and his Bruins did not receive a single vote while eight other schools did. Oregon topped them all, landing at No. 9 while USC (17th) and Utah (20th) each found their way to the top 25.
UCLA is joined by Colorado, Arizona and Oregon State as teams to not have a single vote cast their way while Stanford, even though limping to a 4-8 record last year, saw two.
UCLA’s season opening is scheduled for September 26 against the now-ranked No. 17 USC Trojans.