Now that UCLA fans have been thoroughly brought back to earth, more bad news is coming out.
UCLA has been dropped from the AP Top 25, but still received the second-most votes of any team out of the top-25, putting them at 27 overall. This is a solid drop in the rankings after UCLA ranked 19 heading into their match-up with Oregon State, which just missed out last week, coming in at number 26.
Of course, OSU has bullied itself into the top-20 with wins over then-13th-ranked Wisconsin and previously-19th-ranked UCLA, resulting in a No. 18 ranking for week four, meaning the Pac-12 is just that damn good.
Again, UCLA is just two spots out of the top-25, so a largely convincing win at Colorado could see UCLA fight itself back into the rankings. We’ll have more on how UCLA can do that, but for now, let’s just leave it at “it’s possible.”
We know, it’s only been two weeks that UCLA has been ranked and now we’re unranked, but still, it isn’t as if UCLA lost to an awful team, evidenced by OSU’s ranking.
In other Pac-12 AP poll news, Oregon now occupies the second spot in the rankings while Stanford is now No. 8. South Cal stands pat at 13, while UCLA and Arizona both received votes (79 and 17 respectively).