After their loss to the Memphis Tigers, the UCLA Football team dropped out of the AP Poll Top 25. The perception of the team has changed so much that they didn’t even receive a single vote.
The UCLA Football (2-1) team has apparently lost the interest of the college football world. After two weeks of pats on the back, the Bruins have now been shunned after giving up nearly 50 points in a 48-45 loss to Memphis.
Because of this, UCLA has been exiled from the AP Top 25. They were not just kicked out of the Top 25, they were kicked out of “others receiving votes”.
Even before the season started, with most voters basing their votes for the Bruins on their 4-8 record from last season, UCLA received 8 votes in the poll, essentially putting them at 37th in the nation.
After their comeback win against Texas A&M, they were two spots outside the Top 25. After their win agaianst Hawaii, they broke into the poll at #25.
The perception of the Bruins took a 180° turn as they are now out of the Top 25 and did not receive a single vote.
Despite another fantastic stat-laden game, QB Josh Rosen had a couple throws that compromised UCLA’s chances of winning. The defense, which has a handful of injuries, did not play like a Top 25 defense as they got beat on the ground and through the air.
We now have a better picture of what UCLA is and unless they can make some major changes, they could once again spend the entire season looking from the outside in to the Top 25.