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FanPulse: UCLA Bruins Fan Confidence Hits Season High After Win Over ASU

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The Bruins’ two-game winning streak has fans believing that the program may finally be moving in the right direction.

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Chip Kelly has a reason to smile this morning as a majority of Bruin fans believe the Bruin football program is moving in the right direction for the first time this season.
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The UCLA Bruins Fan Confidence poll has hit a season-high this week after UCLA’s second consecutive win this weekend. In fact, not only did it hit a season high, but it also broke 50% for the first time all season.

It nearly doubled from where it was after last week’s win over Stanford and it now stands at 51.8%.

After consecutive wins, the Bruins Nation Week 9 FanPulse Confidence Rating hit a season-high 51.8%.

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 ninth Bruins Nation Top 25 poll along with the SB Nation national Top 25 poll. While the Alabama Crimson Tide remain in the top spot in the BN Top 25, the LSU Tigers are now #1 in the SB Nation national poll. The Ohio State Buckeyes are now #3 in both polls and the Clemson Tigers round out the Top Four. The Penn State Nittany Lions are fifth on both polls.

As far as the Pac-12 goes, Utah is now ranked ninth in both polls while Oregon is ranked tenth in the BN poll and eleventh in the SB Nation national poll. They are the only two Pac-12 schools ranked in either poll.

Let’s look at both polls.

FanPulse Top 25 Polls, Week 9

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

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 10’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!