With UCLA’s blowout 42-14 win over the lowly Colorado Buffaloes, the Bruins have pushed their way back into the AP poll at No. 25, just one week after being dropped from the rankings after losing to Oregon State.
Of course, the Beaver Juice also earned itself a nice bump in the AP poll after a thrilling win over Arizona (which received three votes), and are now No. 14.
The Pac-12 overall had a nice showing in the rankings, too, with Washington making its debut at No. 23 after upsetting Stanford, which fell to No. 18. Meanwhile, Oregon stood at No. 2 without receiving any first-place votes (the Alabama Derp Tide was the unanimous No. 1). South Cal had a bye week, so they stood at No. 13 in the rankings. Arizona State missed the top-25 but received 17 votes. That’s eight Pac-12 schools receiving at least three votes in this week’s poll, tied for best of any conference with the Big 12. (The media darlings in the SEC have seven teams with votes, with just four being ranked.)
Also of note is Nebraska moving to No. 21 in the polls, a team UCLA had beaten earlier this season. That Nebraska team pulled out a close finish against Wisconsin, beating the Badgers 30-27 after trailing 14-0 early.