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Bruins’ Huge Comeback Win Not Enough to Get UCLA Football Into Top 25 Polls

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The Bruins’ terrible first half has prevented them from cracking into the Top 25 Polls after their first game of the season.

Texas A&M v UCLA Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

UCLA’s comeback win on Sunday improved the team’s status in the polls significantly, but not enough to break into either Top 25 Poll yet.

In the AP Poll, the Bruins received 82 points, which would place them at 27th. They were previously 37th in the AP preseason poll.

In the Coaches Poll, UCLA received 47 votes, which would place them at 30th. They were tied for 56th in the Coaches preseason poll.

In other poll news, the voters in both polls were not impressed with Southern Cal’s win over Western Michigan as the team dropped from 4th to 6th in the AP Poll and from 4th to 5th in the Coaches Poll. Alabama and Ohio State stayed at #1 and #2, respectively, in both polls. Clemson moved into third in both. Penn State is the new #4 in both polls.

Elsewhere in the Pac-12, Washington is the #7 team in both while Stanford is #14. The only other Pac-12 school in the Top 25 is Washington State which is #20 in the AP Poll and #22 in the Coaches Poll.

Here’s the complete poll:

2017 College Football Week 2 Top 25 Polls

Rank AP Points Last Week Coaches Points Last Week
Rank AP Points Last Week Coaches Points Last Week
1 Alabama (60) 1524 1 Alabama (60) 1619 1
2 Ohio State (1) 1445 2 Ohio State (2) 1526 2
3 Clemson 1317 5 Clemson (3) 1466 5
4 Penn State 1303 6 Penn State 1343 6
5 Oklahoma 1253 7 Southern Cal 1338 4
6 Southern Cal 1224 4 Oklahoma 1274 8
7 Washington 1083 8 Washington 1202 7
8 Michigan 1051 11 Michigan 1105 9
9 Wisconsin 979 9 Florida State 1044 3
10 Florida State 976 3 Oklahoma State 1020 11
11 Oklahoma St. 950 10 Wisconsin 963 10
12 LSU 898 13 LSU 941 12
13 Auburn 873 12 Auburn 863 13
14 Stanford 772 14 Stanford 839 14
15 Georgia 685 15 Georgia 767 15
16 Miami 537 18 Louisville 574 17
17 Louisville 529 16 Miami 549 18
18 Virginia Tech 490 21 Virginia Tech 502 22
19 Kansas State 398 20 Kansas State 434 19
20 Washington State 216 24 South Florida 257 21
21 South Florida 207 19 Tennessee 197 24
22 Florida 164 17 Washington St. 192 26
23 TCU 154 NR Utah 185 25
24 Notre Dame 141 NR Florida 179 16
25 Tennessee 124 25 Notre Dame 116 29

AP Poll Others receiving votes: Utah 96, UCLA 82, West Virginia 70, Colorado 65, Maryland 45, Oregon 44, South Carolina 44, Boise St. 22, Northwestern 20, Houston 14, San Diego St. 11, Texas Tech 4, Kentucky 4, Iowa 3, California 2, Navy 1, Vanderbilt 1, Pittsburgh 1, Mississippi St. 1, Nebraska 1, Michigan St. 1.

Coaches Poll Others receiving votes: TCU 80; Colorado 78; Maryland 60; West Virginia 56; UCLA 47; Oregon 42; Arkansas 37; Boise State 36; Nebraska 30; Mississippi State 28; Memphis 21; Pittsburgh 19; Northwestern 15; San Diego State 12; North Carolina State 9; Iowa 8; South Carolina 8; Minnesota 6; Kentucky 6; California 5; Navy 5; Syracuse 4; Texas 3; Vanderbilt 3; Central Florida 3; Arizona 3; Houston 3; Army 2; Georgia Tech 1.

UCLA is now close enough, at least in the AP Poll, that they should break into the Top 25 before the Stanford game if they can beat both Hawai’i and Memphis. While Mora has still never beaten Stanford, Sunday’s game might just give you some hope that the team will be able to get the monkey off their back this year.

But, we’ll just have to wait and see....


Go Bruins!!!