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UCLA Basketball Moves Up In AP Top 25 Poll After Steamrolling Southern Cal

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On Saturday, UCLA easily destroyed Southern Cal. Today, they moved up in the AP Top 25 Poll.

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On Saturday night, the Bruins crushed Southern Cal by 32 points and they've been rewarded by voters in the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll. UCLA is now ranked 5th in both Top 25 Polls.

That's because the coaches in the USA Today poll allowed Arizona to jump the Bruins from sixth to fourth, setting up a showdown on Saturday between the #5 Bruins and the #4 Wildcats.

This was both teams benefitted from the fact that Baylor lost twice last week and dropped in both polls.

Oregon moved up one spot in each poll this week. Southern Cal wasn't hurt much by their loss to UCLA as they are still just outside the Top 25.

College Basketball Top 25, Week 16

Rank AP Points Last Week Coaches Points Last Week
Rank AP Points Last Week Coaches Points Last Week
1 Gonzaga (59) 1,618 1 Gonzaga (29) 797 1
2 Villanova (5) 1,556 2 Villanova (3) 768 2
3 Kansas (1) 1,503 3 Kansas 738 3
4 Arizona 1,356 5 Arizona 665 6
5 UCLA 1,316 6 UCLA 654 5
6 Oregon 1,297 7 Louisville 620 7
7 Louisville 1,267 8 Oregon 618 8
8 North Carolina 1,138 10 North Carolina 566 9
9 Baylor 1,108 4 Baylor 534 4
10 Duke 1,014 12 Kentucky 493 11
11 Kentucky 943 13 Duke 446 14
12 West Virginia 908 9 Florida 421 13
13 Florida 822 15 West Virginia 413 12
14 Purdue 807 16 Purdue 392 16
15 Cincinnati 733 18 Wisconsin 354 10
16 Wisconsin 713 11 Cincinnati 331 17
17 SMU 554 19 Notre Dame 250 20
18 Virginia 427 14 Saint Mary's 211 21
19 Florida State 419 17 Virginia 196 15
20 Saint Mary's 375 22 Florida State 195 18
21 Notre Dame 322 25 SMU 186 23
22 Butler 295 24 Butler 153 25
23 Creighton 178 20 Creighton 111 22
24 Maryland 159 23 Maryland 95 24
25 Wichita State 153 NR Wichita State 52 29

Others Receiving Votes

AP Poll: VCU 39, Northwestern 25, Iowa State 22, South Carolina 12, Southern Cal 10, Dayton 9, Middle Tennessee 8, Oklahoma State 7, Minnesota 5, Miami 2, Monmouth (N.J.) 2, Michigan 1, Vermont 1, Virginia Tech 1.

Coaches Poll: South Carolina 37; Southern California 26; Northwestern 19; Iowa State 15; Miami (Fla.) 11; Xavier 11; Middle Tennessee 10; Dayton 6; California 4; Kansas State 1; Virginia Commonwealth 1.


Go Bruins.