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Top 25: UCLA Moves Up To #8 In AP Poll And #9 In Coaches Poll

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UCLA jumps in the polls following a big win on Thursday in Tempe.

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Dominating a Top 15 opponent on the road earns you some respect. That's the Bruins' take-away from this week's Top 25 polls. UCLA moved up 3 spots to #8 from #11 in the AP Poll and 1 spot to #9 in the Coaches Poll.

The moves come despite the fact that none of the teams previously ranked ahead of the Bruins lost. In the AP Poll, it's the biggest move for any team which was previously ranked in the Top 25.

Assuming the Bruins take care of business with Utah on Saturday, as they should, it sets up a huge game the following week.

But, UCLA cannot overlook Utah. The next game has the potential to be a trap game if the same team that destroyed ASU on Thursday doesn't show up next Saturday at the Rose Bowl. Here's to the team having a great week of practice and a great game against the Utes.

Here are both polls with first-place votes in parentheses:

AP Points LW Coaches Points LW
1 Florida State (27) 1416 1 Alabama (15) 1477 2
2 Oregon (13) 1405 2 Florida State (26) 1468 1
3 Alabama (13) 1387 3 Oklahoma (14) 1442 3
4 Oklahoma (7) 1357 4 Oregon (7) 1407 4
5 Auburn 1272 5 Auburn 1312 5
6 Texas A&M 1206 6 Baylor 1191 6
7 Baylor 1149 7 Texas A&M 1172 7
8 UCLA 975 11 Notre Dame 1072 9
9 Notre Dame 972 8 UCLA 1007 10
10 Michigan State 944 9 Michigan State 975 9
11 Ole Miss 906 10 Ole Miss 907 12
12 Mississippi St. 848 14 Georgia 824 13
13 Georgia 788 12 Stanford 735 14
14 Stanford 643 16 Mississippi St. 708 16
15 LSU 636 17 LSU 587 18
16 USC 560 18 Wisconsin 571 17
17 Wisconsin 502 19 Nebraska 559 19
18 BYU 450 20 Ohio State 474 20
19 Nebraska 445 21 BYU 473 21
20 Ohio State 298 22 USC 392 22
21 Oklahoma State 246 24 East Carolina 255 24
22 East Carolina 237 23 Kansas State 253 25
23 Kansas State 216 25 Oklahoma State 216 NR
24 Missouri 145 NR Arizona State 148 12
25 TCU 109 NR TCU 86 NR


Go Bruins!