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FanPulse: UCLA Football and Basketball Confidence Polls Remain Steady

While both confidence polls ticked up this week, neither jumped significantly.

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If Chip Kelly wants the football confidence poll to improve, maybe he needs to swing an axe to certain members of his coaching staff.
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The good news is that, after Week 15 of the college football season, UCLA Bruins fan confidence remains steady. The bad news, of course, is that only one in five Bruin fans believe the UCLA football program is heading in the right direction.

After the Bruins lost to UC Berkeley to close the regular season, only 20.4% of UCLA fans were confident in the direction of the program. This week, it ticked up slightly, but not much, to 21.7%. That’s not exactly a vote of confidence in Chip Kelly or the coaching staff.

Perhaps, it will improve if Kelly finally decides to make some much needed changes to his coaching staff because the current staff just isn’t working, especially on the defensive side of the ball.

Looking at the UCLA Bruins basketball team, the fan confidence poll also ticked up a little, but the Denver win didn’t do much to improve the approval rating. Last week, it was at 80.8% while this week it’s at 82.1%.

The SB Nation FanPulse Survey also asked members about who will win the college football National Championship. The LSU Tigers are the clear favorite with 50.5% of voters choosing them while the Ohio State Buckeyes came in second with 24.8%. The defending champ Clemson Tigers only received 20.8% of the vote while the Oklahoma Sooners were fourth with just 3.9%.

Finally today, let’s look at the Top 25 Polls after Week 15. The only difference between the SB Nation national poll and the Bruins Nation poll is that Bruin fans have ranked the Utah Utes fifth ahead of Oklahoma while national voters ranked the Sooners fifth and the Utes sixth.

Here are both polls:

FanPulse Top 25 Polls, Week 15

Rank BruinsNation Top 25 SB Nation Top 25
Rank BruinsNation Top 25 SB Nation Top 25
1 LSU (12-0) LSU (12-0)
2 Ohio State (12-0) Ohio State (12-0)
3 Clemson (12-0) Clemson (12-0)
4 Georgia (11-1) Georgia (11-1)
5 Utah (11-1) Oklahoma (11-1)
6 Oklahoma (11-1) Utah (11-1)
7 Baylor (11-1) Baylor (11-1)
8 Florida (10-2) Florida (10-2)
9 Alabama (10-2) Alabama (10-2)
10 Auburn (9-3) Auburn (9-3)
11 Penn State (10-2) Penn State (10-2)
12 Memphis (11-1) Wisconsin (10-2)
13 Wisconsin (10-2) Memphis (11-1)
14 Oregon (10-2) Oregon (10-2)
15 Notre Dame (10-2) Notre Dame (10-2)
16 Boise State (11-1) Boise State (11-1)
17 Minnesota (10-2) Minnesota (10-2)
18 App State (11-1) App State (11-1)
19 Michigan (9-3) Michigan (9-3)
20 Cincinnati (10-2) Cincinnati (10-2)
21 Iowa (9-3) Iowa (9-3)
22 Navy (9-2) Navy (9-2)
23 Air Force (10-2) Air Force (10-2)
24 Virginia (9-3) Virginia (9-3)
25 UAB (9-3) UAB (9-3)

While football season is winding down, you can still sign up to participate in the SB Nation/Bruins Nation Fan Pulse for basketball season. While there won’t be a basketball top 25 poll, you will be able to continue to voice your opinion on the direction of the UCLA basketball program!

What do you make of this week’s results? What do you think about the confidence level of the direction of the UCLA football program under Chip Kelly?

Let us know in the comments!

Go Bruins!!!