The latest AP top-25 poll was released today, and UCLA received nine votes after defeating Texas 34-12, while the Longhorns fell from No. 7 to No. 21, the biggest drop of the week.
Stanford, meanwhile, moved into the top-10 with a resounding win over Notre Dame, 37-14.
Kansas State and Houston each received votes, too, and UCLA’s opponents this season are a combined 12-0 against other opponents, 2-2 against the Bruins.
If UCLA handles business against Washington State as expected, and wins at Cal, they have a chance for a top-25 ranking.
ESPN’s Bruce Feldman included a link to this incredible breakdown of the Pistol offense, and it really explains a lot about why UCLA (and Nevada) is having so much success running the ball: Worth the read, trust me
Just watched ESPN and saw that the Bruins are one of four nominees for the Impact Performances of the Week after the domination of Texas. Also, Mark May gave the UCLA offensive line the helmet sticker deal – don’t really know what it’s called – for the 264 yards against the No. 1 rush defense.
Just got the email: UCLA junior linebacker Akeem Ayers has a mild left shoulder sprain, and sophomore quarterback Kevin Prince tweaked his right knee in the second quarter – before he returned for the post-fumble drive with the 1-yard touchdown, and played the remainder of the game.