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UCLA Basketball Moves Up To #2 In Both Top 25 Polls After Taking Out Kentucky

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Over the weekend, the Bruins took out then-#1 Kentucky. Today, they got a big bump in the polls from Saturday's win.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

UCLA's big win against Kentucky over the weekend has paid off as the Bruins have moved up to #2 in both the USA Today Coaches Top 25 Poll and the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. Both polls were released this morning.

Villanova is new #1 team in both polls. Kentucky dropped to #6 in the AP Poll and #7 in the Coaches Poll.

Arizona is the second Pac-12 school in each poll, coming in at #20 in both. Oregon is the only other Pac-12 school in either poll at #24 in both.

Southern Cal and UC Berkeley are two other Pac-12 schools who also received votes in both polls. Colorado received votes in the Coaches Poll, but not in the AP Poll.

Ohio State, which UCLA will play in Las Vegas a week from Saturday, also received votes in both polls.

AP Points LW Coaches Points LW
1 Villanova (57) 1613 2 Villanova (28) 796 2
2 UCLA (2) 1478 11 UCLA (1) 715 9
3 Kansas 1458 4 Kansas (1) 709 5
4 Baylor (6) 1437 9 Duke (2) 700 4
5 Duke 1389 5 North Carolina 636 3
6 Kentucky 1274 1 Baylor 629 11
7 North Carolina 1234 3 Kentucky 620 1
8 Gonzaga 1198 8 Gonzaga 607 8
9 Indiana 1103 13 Indiana 528 10
10 Creighton 1003 10 Creighton 494 12
11 Louisville 901 14 Saint Mary's 434 13
12 Saint Mary's 899 12 Virginia 421 6
13 Xavier 784 7 Louisville 396 14
14 Virginia 758 6 Xavier 392 7
15 West Virginia 729 25 Butler 349 18
16 Butler 691 18 West Virginia 315 19
17 Wisconsin 655 17 Wisconsin 270 17
18 Purdue 485 15 South Carolina 261 23
19 South Carolina 476 20 Purdue 245 16
20 Arizona 320 16 Arizona 178 15
21 Florida 285 24 Florida 121 26
22 Cincinnati 258 NR Notre Dame 111 27
23 Notre Dame 197 NR Cincinnati 107 30
24 Oregon 175 23 Oregon 91 20
25 Iowa State 95 19 Iowa St. 64 21

AP Poll Others receiving votes: Syracuse 45, Southern Cal 43, Ohio St. 40, TCU 33, Florida St. 18, Virginia Tech 11, California 10, Maryland 9, Valparaiso 7, Wichita St. 5, Temple 3, Michigan St. 3, Minnesota 1, IPFW 1, UNC Wilmington 1

Coaches Poll Others receiving votes: Syracuse 48; Maryland 42; TCU 21; Southern California 15; Ohio State 14; Rhode Island 11; Texas A&M 8; Oklahoma State 7; Florida State 7; Colorado 7; Virginia Tech 7; Arkansas 6; California 6; Wichita State 5; Michigan State 4; IP-Fort Wayne 1; Central Florida 1; Valparaiso 1.

Go Bruins!