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UCLA Women's Basketball enters the top-25 for the first time this season while UCLA Men's Basketball continues to struggle in the early going of the 2015-16 campaign. Meanwhile, UCLA Women's Volleyball and UCLA Men's Water Polo prepare for NCAA Tournament action this weekend.

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Men's Basketball

Headline: Steve Alford Delivers A Turkey In Maui

Last Week: UCLA defeated UNLV 77-75, lost to #5 Kansas 92-73, lost to Wake Forest 80-77, and defeated CSUN 77-45.

Associated Press Poll (November 30, 2015)
RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS
1 Kentucky (59) 6-0 1619 1
2 Maryland (4) 6-0 1512 2
3 Michigan State (2) 7-0 1510 3
4 Kansas 4-1 1342 5
5 Iowa State 5-0 1338 4
6 Oklahoma 4-0 1269 7
7 Duke 6-1 1253 6
8 Villanova 6-0 1218 8
9 UNC 5-1 1155 9
10 Virginia 5-1 965 12
11 Purdue 6-0 904 16
12 Xavier 7-0 801 23
13 Gonzaga 4-1 788 10
14 Syracuse 6-0 696 NR
15 Oregon 5-0 628 21
16 Vanderbilt 5-1 587 19
17 Cincinnati 7-0 551 24
18 Texas A&M 6-1 522 25
19 Arizona 6-1 504 11
20 West Virginia 6-0 363 NR
21 Miami (Fl) 5-1 289 15
22 SMU 4-0 256 25
23 Providence 6-1 247 NR
24 Louisville 5-0 173 NR
25 Baylor 4-1 162 NR


UCLA (4-3) received 0 points.

USA Today Coaches Poll (November 30, 2015)
RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS
1 Kentucky (29) 6-0 797 1
2 Maryland (3) 6-0 759 2
3 Michigan St 7-0 720 4
4 Iowa St. 5-0 652 5
5 Duke 6-1 642 3
6 Kansas 4-1 615 7
7 Villanova 6-0 613 9
8 Oklahoma 4-0 607 6
9 North Carolina 5-1 549 8
10 Virginia 5-1 495 12
11 Purdue 6-0 456 15
12 Gonzaga 4-1 376 11
13 Vanderbilt 5-1 343 16
14 Arizona 6-1 320 10
15 West Virginia 6-0 299 22
16 Oregon 5-0 291 23
17 Cincinnati 7-0 282 24
18 Xavier 7-0 280 29
19 Syracuse 6-0 221 NR
20 Texas A&M 6-1 175 30
21 Miami-Florida 5-1 145 19
22 Louisville 5-0 141 27
23 Baylor 4-1 113 25
24 Providence 6-1 110 NR
25 Butler 4-1 65 28


UCLA (4-3) received 0 points.

Women's Basketball - USA Today Coaches Poll

Headline: The Bruins Are Edged by #3 Notre Dame in Overtime

Last Week: UCLA defeated Louisiana Tech 68-57, and lost to #3 Notre Dame 92-84 (OT).

Associated Press Poll (November 30, 2015)
RANK TEAM POINTS RECORD PREVIOUS
1 Connecticut (32) 800 3-0 1
2 South Carolina 760 7-0 2
3 Notre Dame 734 6-0 3
4 Baylor 707 6-0 5
5 Maryland 634 6-0 6
6 Texas 631 5-0 8
7 Oregon State 591 5-0 7
8 Tennessee 556 5-1 4
8 Mississippi State 551 5-0 8
10 Ohio State 524 4-2 11
11 Kentucky 477 6-0 12
12 Texas A&M 463 5-1 10
13 Florida State 395 5-1 14
14 Duke 371 6-1 15
15 Northwestern 302 6-0 19
16 Stanford 294 6-1 13
17 Arizona State 280 3-2 16
18 California 240 5-1 16
19 Michigan State 195 4-1 20
20 Syracuse 153 4-1 23
21 Oklahoma 151 5-1 21
22 Seton Hall 134 7-0 NR
23 DePaul 97 5-1 NR
24 South Florida 91 3-2 18
24 UCLA 91 3-2 NR

USA Today Coaches Poll (December 1, 2015)
RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS
1 Connecticut (32) 4-0 800 1
2 South Carolina 7-0 758 2
3 Notre Dame 6-0 737 3
4 Baylor 6-0 702 4
5 Maryland 6-0 668 6
6 Texas 5-0 630 8
7 Oregon St. 5-0 599 7
8 Tennessee 5-1 536 5
9 Mississippi St. 5-0 514 10
10 Kentucky 6-0 481 11
11 Texas A&M 5-1 442 9
12 Ohio St. 4-2 436 14
13 Duke 6-1 411 12
14 Florida St. 5-1 401 13
15 Stanford 6-1 342 16
16 Northwestern 6-0 280 19
17 California 5-1 255 15
18 DePaul 5-1 226 20
19 Arizona State 3-2 222 18
20 Michigan St 4-1 168 22
21 Seton Hall 7-0 143 25
22 Oklahoma 5-1 131 24
23 South Florida 3-2 117 17
24 Iowa 6-1 66 21
25 Syracuse 4-1 57 29


UCLA (3-2) received 35 points (28th place).

Women's Volleyball

Headline: The Bruins Knock Off #1 Southern Cal

Last Week: #13 UCLA defeated #1 USC 3-2, and lost to #6 Stanford 3-2.

AVCA Coaches Poll (November 30, 2015)
RANK TEAM POINTS RECORD PREVIOUS
1 Washington (42) 1569 28-2 2
2 Southern California (18) 1503 30-2 1
3 Texas 1472 25-2 3
4 Minnesota (4) 1426 26-4 4
5 Nebraska 1345 26-4 5
6 Stanford 1240 22-6 6
7 Hawai'i 1147 26-1 8
8 Penn State 1138 26-5 7
9 Kansas 1088 26-2 9
10 Wisconsin 1083 24-6 10
11 BYU 924 26-3 11
12 UCLA 910 23-7 13
13 Colorado State 830 26-3 12
14 Ohio State 652 23-9 16
15 Texas A&M 646 23-6 19
16 Florida 620 22-6 17
17 Purdue 602 22-9 14
18 Louisville 532 24-6 15
19 Florida State 414 24-7 20
20 Western Kentucky 328 31-3 21
21 Illinois 320 19-12 18
22 Kentucky 255 21-9 24
23 North Carolina 199 20-9 22
24 Arkansas State 127 28-1 25
25 Missouri 101 26-5 NR


Men's Water Polo

Headline: UCLA Earns Number One Seed in NCAA Tournament

Last Week: #1 UCLA was not in action.

CWPA Coaches Poll (November 18, 2015)
RANK TEAM PREVIOUS POINTS
1 UCLA 1 100
2 Pacific 2 94
3 California 2 91
4 Southern California 4 86
5 Stanford 5 80
6 California-Santa Barbara 6 75
7 California-Irvine 7 70
8 Long Beach State 8 65
9 California-Davis 10 57
10 Princeton 11 52
11 Brown 12 48
2 Harvard 12 43
13 Pepperdine 9 43
14 Loyola Marymount 14 33
15 Santa Clara 17 23
16 California-San Diego 16 22
17 Air Force 18 19
17 Bucknell 15 18
19 California Baptist 19 12
20 Johns Hopkins NR 7


This Week In UCLA Sports

  • UCLA Swimming & Diving at the Texas Invitational in Austin, TX (December 2-6, All Day)
  • UCLA Swimming & Diving vs. Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN (December 4-5, All Day)

Thursday, December 3

  • UCLA Men's Basketball vs. Kentucky at Pauley Pavilion (6:00 PM PST)
Friday, December 4
  • NCAA Tournament First Round: UCLA Women's Volleyball vs. Lipscomb at the John Wooden Center (8:00 PM PST)

Saturday, December 5

  • UCLA Women's Basketball vs. CSU Bakersfield at Pauley Pavilion (2:00 PM PST)
  • NCAA Tournament Semifinal: UCLA Men's Water Polo vs. Princeton or UCSD at Spieker Aquatics Center (4:00 PM PST)

Sunday, December 6

  • NCAA Tournament Second Round: UCLA Women's Volleyball (TBD)
  • NCAA Tournament Final: UCLA Men's Water Polo (TBD)
  • UCLA Men's Basketball vs. Long Beach State at Pauley Pavilion (6:00 PM PST)

Go BRUINS!