Sports Illustrated released their Preseason Poll and had UCLA Football ranked 14th in the nation, the exact same spot they hold in the Amway Coaches Poll.
The Bruins were once again ranked in a preseason poll as Sports Illustrated have pegged UCLA Football as the 14th best team in the country to start the college football season. It is the second preseason poll that has the Bruins at #14 as UCLA was ranked in that position last week by the Amway Coaches Poll.
Just like the Coaches Poll, UCLA was the third highest Pac-12 team ranked as #8 USC and #10 Oregon were positioned higher. Other Pac-12 teams that made the poll are #15 Arizona, #17 Arizona State and #18 Stanford.
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The Ohio State Buckeyes came in at #1 with Auburn, TCU, Notre Dame and Alabama rounding off the top five. For the full poll, click HERE.
The UCLA Football team is poised to have a great season as they return 17 starters and will be led by junior running back Paul Perkins on offense and junior linebacker Myles Jack on defense. The Bruins also look to polish things up on the defense as head coach Jim Mora hired former Penn State DC, Tom Bradley.
In addition to that, the Bruins look to have a really good freshman, Josh Rosen, take over for one of the most decorated quarterbacks in UCLA Football history, Brett Hundley. With all of these pieces coming together, do not be surprised if the Bruins crack the Top 10 before conference play.