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FanPulse: UCLA Football Fan Confidence Falls to Season Low During Bye Week

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Fewer than 5% of Bruin fans believe the program is moving in the right direction.

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Oregon State v. UCLA
It seems like Chip Kelly found a way to lose during UCLA’s bye week.
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After last week’s loss to Oregon State, fan confidence in the direction of the UCLA football program fell to just 10%, which was just 1.9% higher than the season low of 8.1% which is where things stood after the San Diego State game.

Well, now, the UCLA Bruins football team has pretty much reached rock bottom. That’s because UCLA fan confidence in the direction of the program has fallen to a season-low 4.7%.

It might be hard for things to get much worse. But, then again, this week’s opponent Stanford has had a fan confidence rating of zero percent three times this season. So, it will be interesting to see what happens after Thursday’s game.

While the Bruins don’t appear to be on the right track, the good news, if there is any, is that UCLA’s fan confidence rating is not the worst in the country, even if the team might be. That honor belongs to the Michigan State Spartans who plummeted from a 54.2% fan confidence rating to zero after Saturday’s game.

The Bruins Nation Week 7 FanPulse Confidence Rating dropped to single digits again at 4.7%.

The Bruins Nation FanPulse is a survey of more than 100 Bruins Nation readers who have agreed to take a weekly survey on college football. I want to encourage our readers to have their voice heard on a weekly basis by signing up to be a part of the FanPulse.

Of course, the question about the direction of the program is just one part of this week’s FanPulse. The other part is the Top 25 where fans are asked to rank the top 25 college football teams.

So, this week, we have the seventh Bruins Nation Top 25 poll along with the SB Nation national Top 25 poll. The Alabama Crimson Tide remain in the top spot in both while the Clemson Tigers hang on at #2 in the Bruins Nation poll but fall to #3 in the SB Nation poll behind the LSU Tigers. LSU comes in third in the Bruins Nation poll. The Ohio State Buckeyes are ranked fourth in both polls after being third in both last week. Rounding out the top five in both are the Oklahoma Sooners.

As far as Pac-12 schools go, only three Pac-12 schools remain in either poll this week. The Oregon Ducks are ranked 13th in both while the Utah Utes are 16th and the Arizona State Sun Devils slipped to 20th.

Let’s take a look at both polls.

FanPulse Top 25 Polls, Week 7

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

Don’t forget! You can still sign up to participate in the SB Nation/Bruins Nation Fan Pulse before this week’s poll goes out after the conclusion of Week 8’s college football games on Saturday.

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? Let us know in the comments!


Go Bruins!