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UCLA Football Is Unranked in Preseason Polls

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UCLA has a lot to prove this season.

NCAA Football: UCLA at Colorado Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

UCLA has been include in 39 preseason AP Polls in the history of the poll. We cannot add this year to those numbers and it’s the first time since 2012 that UCLA has not been included in the top 25. Taking into consideration the previously-released USA Today Coaches Poll and the overall poor perception of UCLA this year, I think we all can agree these polls might add a little fuel to the UCLA fire this year.

The SEC, once again looks to be loaded and has the most teams in the preseason poll with six, followed by the ACC and Big 12 with five each, Big Ten and Pac-12 with four each and USF representing the American Athletic Conference to round out the top-25.

2017 College Football Top 25 Preseason Polls

Rank AP Points Last Week Coaches Points Last Week
Rank AP Points Last Week Coaches Points Last Week
1 Alabama (52) 1513 2 Alabama (49) 1603 2
2 Ohio State (3) 1414 6 Ohio State (5) 1512 6
3 Florida State (4) 1396 8 Florida State (4) 1434 8
4 Southern Cal (2) 1325 3 USC 1415 5
5 Clemson 1201 1 Clemson (7) 1367 1
6 Penn State 1196 7 Penn State 1257 7
7 Oklahoma 1170 5 Washington 1245 4
8 Washington 1150 4 Oklahoma 1237 3
9 Wisconsin 926 9 Michigan 959 10
10 Oklahoma St. 889 11 Wisconsin 936 9
11 Michigan 881 10 Oklahoma State 912 11
12 Auburn 880 24 LSU 834 14
13 LSU 784 13 Auburn 819 22
14 Stanford 695 12 Stanford 732 12
15 Georgia 690 NR Georgia 701 36
16 Louisville 629 21 Florida 681 13
17 Florida 624 14 Louisville 676 20
18 Miami 492 20 Miami 472 23
19 South Florida 327 19 Kansas State 339 27
20 Kansas State 317 NR West Virginia 319 17
21 Virginia Tech 240 16 South Florida 247 19
22 West Virginia 207 18 Virginia Tech 235 16
23 Texas 173 NR Texas 193 NR
24 Washington State 133 NR Tennessee 155 24
25 Tennessee 114 22 Utah 109 21

AP Poll Others receiving votes: TCU 98, Utah 85, Notre Dame 65, Boise State 37, NC State 26, Northwestern 25, Pittsburgh 23, Oregon 21, Houston 19, Colorado 18, San Diego State 9, UCLA 9, BYU 5, Appalachian State 4, Nebraska 4, Tulsa 4, Kentucky 3, Texas A&M 3, Michigan State 1

Coaches Poll Others receiving votes: Washington State 99, Colorado 72, TCU 58, Boise State 49, Notre Dame 49, Texas A&M 46, Pittsburgh 45, NC State 39, Oregon 37, Northwestern 25, Nebraska 23, Arkansas 22, Memphis 22, Mississippi State 19, San Diego State 18, Appalachian State 11, BYU 10, Georgia Tech 10, Tulsa 10, Wyoming 9, Western Michigan 8, Temple 8, North Carolina 8, Houston 7, Minnesota 6, Troy 6, Iowa 5, Louisiana Tech 4, Syracuse 3, Arizona 2, UCLA 1, Colorado State 1, Maryland 1, Michigan State 1, Toledo 1, Army 1

In the big picture, the only rankings that truly matter are those of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee who will issue their first rankings of 2017 on Tuesday, October 31. The other dates for interim rankings will be Nov. 7, 14, 21, and 28. The final rankings and playoff match-ups will be set on Sunday, Dec. 3.

Poll

Where will UCLA be ranked on Halloween?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Between 1 & 5
    (21 votes)
  • 7%
    Between 6 & 10
    (45 votes)
  • 12%
    Between 11 & 15
    (78 votes)
  • 22%
    Between 16 & 20
    (140 votes)
  • 23%
    Between 21 & 25
    (150 votes)
  • 17%
    Others receiving votes
    (111 votes)
  • 13%
    No votes at all
    (86 votes)
631 votes total Vote Now