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UCLA Uses Road Sweep to Move Up In Top 25 Polls

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UCLA benefits from a road sweep and a Baylor loss to move up to #3 in both Top 25 polls.

NCAA Basketball: UCLA at Utah
Jan 14, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; UCLA Bruins forward Ike Anigbogu (13) defends Utah Utes guard Lorenzo Bonam (15).
Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

UCLA certainly made the most of this weekend’s roadtrip. First, they defeated both Colorado and Utah at home. In and of itself, that’s not an easy task. Those are two conference teams which do a very good job of winning at home. Now, today, they have moved up to #3 in both the AP Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches Top 25 polls.

Baylor’s first loss of the season made that possible as the Bears slipped to #6 in both polls. That loss allowed Villanova to retake the top spot in the AP Poll and it allowed Kansas to claim the #1 spot in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Kansas is 2nd in the AP Poll and ‘Nova is 2nd in the Coaches Poll.

The Coaches Poll has moved Oregon into the Top 10 for the first time while the AP Poll has the Ducks ranked 11th. Meanwhile, Arizona, which comes to Westwood on Saturday, is now ranked 13th in the Coaches Poll and 14th in the AP Poll. Southern Cal which had been ranked 25th dropped out of both polls after losing to Utah this weekend. They are still receiving votes, however, as is UC Berkeley.

College Basketball Top 25 Polls, Week 11

Rank AP Points Last Week Coaches Points Last Week
Rank AP Points Last Week Coaches Points Last Week
1 Villanova (28) 1,580 3 Kansas (23) 785 2
2 Kansas (32) 1,562 2 Villanova (4) 759 3
3 UCLA (3) 1,472 4 UCLA (2) 725 4
4 Gonzaga (2) 1,433 5 Gonzaga (3) 718 5
5 Kentucky 1,357 6 Kentucky 655 6
6 Baylor 1,315 1 Baylor 641 1
7 West Virginia 1,185 10 Creighton 590 8
7/8 Creighton 1,185 8 West Virginia 563 9
9 North Carolina 1,063 11 North Carolina 480 12
10 Florida State 964 9 Oregon 467 11
11 Oregon 931 13 Louisville 444 15
12 Louisville 900 14 Florida State 393 10
13 Butler 823 12 Arizona 385 16
14 Arizona 757 16 Butler 381 13
15 Notre Dame 748 20 Notre Dame 372 20
16 Virginia 677 19 Virginia 338 18
17 Wisconsin 644 18 Wisconsin 322 17
18 Duke 614 7 Duke 301 7
19 Florida 405 23 Xavier 214 14
20 Cincinnati 373 22 Cincinnati 206 22
21 Purdue 309 17 Florida 187 23
22 Xavier 294 15 Purdue 133 19
23 Saint Mary's 210 21 Saint Mary's 115 21
24 South Carolina 125 NR South Carolina 79 26
25 Maryland 121 NR Maryland 30 33

Others Receiving Votes

AP Poll: TCU 29, Southern Cal 14, SMU 8, Nevada 7, Northwestern 7, UNC-Wilmington 6, Iowa State 5, Akron 1, Kansas State 1

Coaches Poll: Northwestern 20; Southern California 17; North Carolina-Wilmington 17; California 16; Indiana 14; TCU 10; Miami (Fla.) 5; Middle Tennessee 4; New Mexico State 4; Southern Methodist 3; Nevada 2; Utah 2; Minnesota 1; Kansas State 1; Illinois State 1


Go Bruins!!!