UCLA climbs in latest AP Top 25 poll after 3-0 start to the season
UCLA is ranked No. 22 in the latest AP Top 25 poll, released Sunday.
It’s a two-spot bump for the Bruins, who dispatched NC Central 59-7 on Saturday to move to 3-0 on the season.
UCLA is once again one of eight Pac-12 teams in the ranking this week. The Bruins are joined by No. 5 USC, No. 8 Washington, No. 10 Oregon, No. 11 Utah, No. 14 Oregon State, No. 19 Colorado, and No. 21 Washington State.
Oregon, Utah, Oregon State, and Washington State all moved up in the poll alongside the Bruins. Colorado dropped one spot after escaping in double-overtime against an upset-minded Colorado State team.
The Bruins will face Utah in Week 4 to open Pac-12 play. The Utes have been seriously undermanned this season because of injuries. Most importantly, starting quarterback Cameron Rising has yet to play and starting tight end Brant Kuithe remains without a firm timetable for his debut. In Rising’s absence, Utah leaned on Bryson Barnes early and then turned to second-year quarterback Nate Johnson last week.
Utah is hopeful Rising can play on Saturday against the Bruins, but that remains to be seen. Kickoff in Salt Lake City is set for 12:30 p.m. PT on FOX.
The rest of the AP Top 25 can be found below, with first-place votes in parentheses:
- Georgia (57)
- Michigan (2)
- Texas (3)
- Florida State (1)
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- Notre Dame
- Oregon State
- Ole Miss
- North Carolina
- Washington State
Others receiving votes: Clemson 76, Missouri 72, Kansas St. 54, TCU 21, Fresno St. 17, Kansas 15, Tulane 13, Kentucky 10, Maryland 4, BYU 3, Wisconsin 2, Syracuse 2, Louisville 1, Auburn 1