UCLA debuts inside AP Top 25 after 35-10 win over San Diego State
UCLA is ranked No. 24 in the latest AP Top 25 poll, released Sunday.
It’s the first appearance in the media poll for the Bruins so far this season, and it comes on the heels of a 35-10 win over San Diego State.
The Bruins moved to 2-0 with the victory and seemingly ushered in the Dante Moore era at quarterback.
On Saturday, Moore completed 17 of his 27 attempts for 290 yards and three scores. The Bruins started a bit slow — a three-and-out to start, followed by a five-play, 17-yard drive that ended in a punt — but when Moore went deep to Josiah Norwood on the opening play of the drive from the UCLA 19, it kickstarted the offense and the Bruins scored touchdowns on four of their next five drives before halftime.
“He’s special. He’s a special player and to be as advanced as he is at his age is unique,” coach Chip Kelly said after the game.
UCLA is one of eight Pac-12 schools ranked in the latest AP Top 25. The Bruins are joined in the poll by No. 5 USC, No. 8 Washington, No. 12 Utah, No. 13 Oregon, No. 16 Oregon State, No. 18 Colorado, and No. 23 Washington State.
The rest of the media poll can be found below, with first-place votes in parentheses:
- Georgia (55)
- Michigan (2)
- Florida State (3)
- Texas (2)
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- Notre Dame
- Kansas State
- Oregon State
- Ole Miss
- North Carolina
- Washington State
Others receiving votes: Clemson 86, Arkansas 33, TCU 19, Kansas 19, Tulane 17, Wisconsin 10, Kentucky 5, Mississippi St. 5, Minnesota 3, Cincinnati 3, Fresno St. 2, Wyoming 1, Oklahoma St. 1, Maryland 1, James Madison 1.