UCLA’s thrilling comeback win over ASU yesterday afternoon bumped the Bruins back into the AP poll. Now ranked at No. 25, Jim Mora’s squad has ranked teams slated for three of its remaining four games. As of now, it looks unlikely that Brett Hundley and company will sweep the rest of the way, but it’s not completely impossible either.
Here’s a quick look at the remainder of the schedule:
Nov. 3 vs. No. 24 Arizona
The Wildcats might be the most dangerous 5-3 team in the country. But Matt Scott, named Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week, may sit out with a concussion. This might be the most interesting game in the conference next week.
Nov. 10 at Washington State
Can’t imagine the Bruins losing in Pullman, but it could shape up to be a bit of a trap game. Mike Leach hasn’t done anything to revive the moribund program, but a team that could go winless in conference play only lost to Stanford by a touchdown.
Nov. 17 vs. No. 18 USC
Clearly overrated by most of the media (including myself), the Trojans have been stunningly inconsistent. Unless USC makes a dramatic turnaround, there’s little intrigue left in its date with Oregon. UCLA’s secondary has been suspect; this could be a close one that the Trojans eke out.
Nov. 24 vs. No. 15 Stanford
Josh Nunes isn’t a very good quarterback, but the Cardinal does have a very good defense. A unit that produced 10 sacks at Wazzou will likely exploit UCLA’s young offensive line.