UCLA Football: Bruins crack the AP Poll Top 25 after blowout of Hawaii


The UCLA Football team has made their first appearance of 2017 in the AP Poll as they come in ranked 25th after defeating Hawaii, 56-23.

All of a sudden there is a slightly different perception of the UCLA Football team. The Bruins have come out of the starting gate this season on fire behind the theatrics of junior quarterback Josh Rosen.

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After an amazing 34-point come from behind victory over Texas A&M last week and a throttling of the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors yesterday, the Bruins are now in the AP Top 25 as the 25th ranked team.

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Now that the nation knows exactly what UCLA is capable of, college football analysts are giving the Bruins another look and so far they look good.

Last season, UCLA went 4-8 and the perception from some was that trend would continue in 2017. Fortunately for the Bruins, the addition of Offensive Coordinator Jedd Fisch and the return of the talented Mr. Josh Rosen, things are trending upward.

Rosen has been like a surgeon in his first two games, cutting up both defenses he has faced early on. Rosen already has 820 passing yards, 9 touchdowns, 0 INTs and a pass completion percentage of 67.9 (2nd in the Pac-12 with a minimum of 50 passes thrown). Rosen is also first in the Pac-12 in total offense as he is averaging 410.0 yards per game.

As for the Bruins as a team, they currently rank 2nd in the Pac-12 in scoring offense (50.5), 3rd in total offense (529.5) and 1st in passing offense (432.0).

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Other Pac-12 team in the AP Top 25 are as follows: #4 USC, #6 Washington, #19 Stanford and #21 Washington State.