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UCLA Doesn’t Move Much in Top 25 Polls Despite a 41-Point Win

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Even though they won both of their games this week and blew out Washington, UCLA didn’t gain much ground in the AP Poll and actually dropped a spot in the Coaches Poll

NCAA Basketball: UCLA at Washington Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

Apparently, the voters in the Top 25 polls don’t think much of Lorenzo Romar’s Huskies or the Washington State Cougars. That’s because, despite beating both of those teams on the road this weekend, the UCLA Men’s Basketball team only moved up one spot in the AP Poll and actually fell a spot in the USA Today Coaches Poll this week. The Bruins are now ranked 10th in the AP Top 25 and 9th in the USA Today Coaches Top 25.

The Top 4 spots are now the same in both polls. Gonzaga is still #1 and Villanova is now #2 after #3 Kansas lost last week. Meanwhile, Louisville jumped into the fourth spot.

Oregon’s win over Arizona moved the Ducks into the Top 10. They are now ranked 5th in the AP Poll and 6th in the Coaches Poll. That loss dropped the Wildcats to 9th in the AP Poll and 10th in the Coaches Poll.

Wisconsin and North Carolina jumped ahead of UCLA in both polls this week.

Elsewhere in the Pac-12, Southern Cal is still receiving votes in both polls while UC Berkeley received some a few votes in the AP Poll.

Here are the full poll results:

College Basketball Top 25, Week 14

Rank AP Points Last Week Coaches Points Last Week
Rank AP Points Last Week Coaches Points Last Week
1 Gonzaga (59) 1,619 1 Gonzaga (28) 789 1
2 Villanova (6) 1,565 4 Villanova (4) 766 4
3 Kansas 1,446 3 Kansas 685 2
4 Louisville 1,411 6 Louisville 669 7
5 Oregon 1,263 13 Wisconsin 627 9
6 Baylor 1,255 2 Oregon 589 13
7 Wisconsin 1,232 10 North Carolina 581 10
8 North Carolina 1,145 12 Baylor 574 3
9 Arizona 1,136 5 UCLA 562 8
10 UCLA 1,115 11 Arizona 552 5
11 Cincinnati 876 14 Cincinnati 463 14
12 Virginia 875 9 Kentucky 443 6
13 West Virginia 861 7 Virginia 385 11
14 Florida State 839 15 West Virginia 349 12
15 Kentucky 741 8 Florida State 335 16
16 Purdue 537 23 South Carolina 285 20
17 Florida 530 24 Florida 283 23
18 Duke 514 21 Purdue 257 24
19 South Carolina 493 19 Duke 253 21
20 Saint Mary's 468 18 Saint Mary's 248 19
21 Maryland 326 17 Butler 162 15
22 Butler 285 16 Maryland 159 17
23 Creighton 207 22 Creighton 90 22
24 Xavier 144 NR Notre Dame 84 18
25 SMU 107 NR Xavier 75 25

Others Receiving Votes

AP Poll: Wichita State 38, Southern Cal 35, Notre Dame 33, Northwestern 11, California 3, Iowa State 3, Monmouth (N.J.) 3, New Mexico State 3, VCU 3, Kansas State 1, Oklahoma State 1, Vermont 1.

Coaches Poll: Southern Methodist 41; Southern California 33; Northwestern 20; Wichita State 9; New Mexico State 7; Kansas State 7; Iowa State 5; Miami (Fla.) 4; North Carolina-Wilmington 3; Oklahoma State 2; Akron 2; Dayton 1; Middle Tennessee 1.


Go Bruins.