UCLA Football Moves Up In Both the Coaches and AP Polls


The UCLA Football team got some love from both the Amway Coaches Poll and the AP Top 25 Poll as they now hold the #18 spot in both rankings.

It looks like some of the east coast voters got a good look at the UCLA Football (7-2, 4-2) team after an impressive midday 41-0 blanking of the Oregon State Beavers that they had the Bruins move up to #18 in both the Amway Coaches Poll and the AP Top 25 Poll.

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Though irrelevant, both polls are still a good indication of where the top Division I college football teams in the nation stand. Considering the season UCLA Football has had, most Bruins would gladly take that.

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It was not an easy task for the voters of both polls as they had a lot to dig through as four teams in the Top 25 lost, 3 of which were in the Top 10. In the AP Poll, seven teams dropped in the rankings while 17 teams moved up.

The biggest surprises were Clemson moving into the #1 spot after beating Florida State (who is tied for the #18 spot with UCLA in the Coaches Poll) as they leapt over #2 Ohio State (who has been #1 all-season long) and #4 Baylor. Though Baylor won, they were edged out for the #3 spot by Alabama who defeated, then-#4 LSU.

The UCLA Football team seemed to benefit from all the losses as they jumped up four spots to #18. It also helped that the Bruins got their first shut out since 2007. It was also the fourth time QB Josh Rosen threw for over 300 yards in a game.

Next week, the Bruins welcome Washington State to the Rose Bowl for their final regular season home game before embarking on a two-game road trip at Utah and USC to end the season.

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As for the rest of the Pac-12 in the AP Poll, Stanford moves up to #7 and Utah is back at #10 while USC and Washington State are on the outside looking in as they received 104 and 2 votes, respectively.

With UCLA Football moving up in both the Coaches and AP Poll, expect them to also move up Tuesday in the next College Football Playoff Committee rankings.