UCLA Football: Where are they ranked in the preseason for 2023?

Preseason rankings don’t determine which teams will do well and which teams will not but they are fun and interesting to look at to see what national publications think which teams are projected to do well in the 2023 season.

Let’s take a look at where various publications have UCLA ranked in their preseason rankings.


Athlon Sports


Athlon Sports has the Bruins ranked No. 28 in their college football preseason rankings. Besides other preseason rankings like ESPN’s 2023 Way-Too-Early college football Top 25 rankings, this is the lowest UCLA is ranked in a nationally high-profile college football preseason ranking.


College Football News

What is unique about the college football news preseason rankings is that it ranks all of the division one FBS schools and it shows previous rankings going back five seasons. Previous rankings of UCLA in their preseason rankings via College Football News

2022: 21

2021: 42

2020: 32

2019: 97

2018: 100


Sporting News

The Sporting News college football preseason rankings are compiled of various rankings and each team is ranked based on a composite of rankings to rank each college football team. The Bruins come in at No. 23 in their rankings for the upcoming 2023 season.


Bleacher Report

The Bruins are ranked No. 23 in the Bleacher Report preseason rankings for the upcoming college football season. This preseason college football rankings have five Pac-12 schools ranked ahead of the Bruins.


247 Sports

UCLA is tied for the 21st spot in the 247 Sports college football preseason rankings. 247 Sports may not have been around as long as some of these other national publications but more and more college football fans look to them for coverage of collegiate athletics.


CBS Sports Rankings

UCLA is ranked No. 20 in the CBS Sports college football preseason rankings. The CBS Sports rankings are updated throughout the off-season and some would argue because of this, is the most accurate preseason college football rankings because it changes based on what players come and go throughout the spring and summer months.


Yahoo! Sports

Yahoo! Sports has the Bruins ranked in the top 20 of their preseason rankings at No. 19. Out of the popular and well-known publications, Yahoo! Sports has UCLA ranked the second highest heading into the 2023 season.


Fox Sports

Fox Sports has the Bruins ranked No. 17 in their preseason college football rankings.

Many out-of-season predictions by various publications have UCLA as a top-25 team as the Bruins with head coach Chip Kelly look to make some noise in the Pac-12 this season. The Bruins will be facing some tough competition in the Pac-12, but they have the talent to compete for a conference title. They will need to stay healthy and avoid any major upsets if they want to reach their full potential.

Overall, UCLA has the talent to be a contender in the Pac-12 in 2023. However, there are a number of factors that will determine the team’s success. If the Bruins can stay healthy, develop their quarterback, and play well on defense, they will be a force to be reckoned with. Many UCLA fans are really looking forward to this season and there is plenty of optimism in Los Angelos heading into the 2023 season.