Your UCLA Bruins football team has been getting a lot of attention in the preseason with award watch lists and various preseason polls, but it has just come out that the mother of all rankings has the Bruins ranked 7th in the Associated Press Preseason Poll. The AP poll is, in this writer’s opinion, the only poll that matters. All ranking through the year are based on what the AP offers and for the Bruins, that is good news to start the year.
AP Poll: 1. Florida State 2. Alabama 3. Oregon 4. Oklahoma 5. Ohio State 6. Auburn 7. UCLA 8. Michigan State 9. South Carolina 10. Baylor — College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) August 17, 2014
After finishing 10-3 overall (6-3 Pac-12), topped with a victory over Virginia Tech in the Hyundai Sun Bowl, UCLA has made a case for the #BruinRevolution to be in full effect. The Bruins are 19-8 in the first two years of head coach Jim Mora‘s tenure and look to further their success this year.
UCLA has also taken over as the top team in LA as they have beaten crosstown rival USC twice in the last year. The Bruins now look to take over California as #11 Stanford not only holds that title, but back-to-back Pac-12 Conference Championships as well.
As for the Pac-12, they are well represented in the AP Preseason Poll as #3 Oregon, #11 Stanford, #15 USC, #19 Arizona State and #25 Washington have cracked the Top 25.
Here is the full Associated Press Preseason Top 25:
1 Florida State
5 Ohio State
8 Michigan State
9 South Carolina
17 Notre Dame
18 Ole Miss
19 Arizona State
20 Kansas State
21 Texas A&M
23 North Carolina
Get ready Bruins, the season starts in less than two weeks when UCLA travels to Virginia for a 12 p.m. ET kick-off on ESPN. REMEMEBER, that means 9 a.m. PT!