For the first time this season, UCLA is ranked.

The 5-0 Bruins finally entered the AP Top 25 ahead of Week 6 after a 40-32 win over then-No. 15 Washington at home on Friday night. UCLA moved all the way up to No. 18 in the latest media poll, released on Sunday. Washington dropped to No. 21. The Bruins sit behind three other Pac-12 teams — No. 6 USC, No. 11 Utah, and No. 12 Oregon.

This is UCLA’s first time back in the AP Top 25 since Sept. 26 of last season. They sit behind six one-loss teams in the poll.

With its win over Washington, UCLA extended its winning streak to eight games — one of the longest active streaks in the FBS. The Bruins did it in a dominant fashion, too. They effectively stymied UW’s Michael Penix Jr. and got absolutely wonderful play from their own quarterback, Dorian Thompson-Robinson. UCLA had a 40-16 lead going into the fourth quarter.

And they’ll have a chance to pick up another marquee win this Saturday when another top-15 team comes to the Rose Bowl. UCLA will host Utah (4-1, 2-0 Pac-12) on Saturday, with kickoff set for 12:30 p.m. PT on FOX.

The Bruins are one of five ranked teams from the Pac-12 in the latest media poll. The rest of the Top 25 can be seen below:

  1. Alabama
  2. Georgia
  3. Ohio State
  4. Michigan
  5. Clemson
  6. USC
  7. Oklahoma State
  8. Tennessee
  9. Ole Miss
  10. Penn State
  11. Utah
  12. Oregon
  13. Kentucky
  14. NC State
  15. Wake Forest
  16. BYU
  17. TCU
  18. UCLA
  19. Kansas
  20. Kansas State
  21. Washington
  22. Syracuse
  23. Mississippi State
  24. Cincinnati
  25. LSU

Receiving votes: Washington State 91, Baylor 88, Florida State 78, Arkansas 76, James Madison 39, Florida 37, Maryland 25, Coastal Carolina 17, Minnesota 14, Tulane 9, Illinois 6, North Carolina 5, Texas A&M 4, Purdue 2, Oklahoma 2