UCLA moves up three spots to No. 18 in AP poll

A dominant 58-20 win over Nevada bumped UCLA up three spots in the second edition of the Associated Press poll. The Bruins (1-0) are now ranked No. 18 in the country, just behind Michigan and ahead of Northwestern.

Elsewhere in the Pac-12, Oregon moved up to No. 2 — the earliest in the season it has ever been ranked that high. Stanford dropped a spot to No. 5. Washington moved up to No. 20 after upsetting then-No. 19 Boise State, holding the Broncos without a touchdown for the first time since 1997.

USC stayed in the rankings despite an uneven win over Hawaii, hanging on at No. 25. Arizona State and Arizona received votes. Oregon State dropped out after losing to Eastern Washington at home.

The full poll:

1. Alabama (58) 1,497
2. Oregon 1,355
3. Ohio State (1) 1,330
4. Clemson (1) 1,304
5. Stanford 1,277
6. South Carolina 1,181
7. Texas A&M 1,085
8. Louisville 1,073
9. LSU 971
10. Florida State 953
11. Georgia 894
12. Florida 875
13. Oklahoma State 780
14. Notre Dame 707
15. Texas 674
16. Oklahoma 612
17. Michigan 583
18. UCLA 387
19. Northwestern 320
20. Washington 315
21. Wisconsin 287
22. Nebraska 219
23. Baylor 150
24. TCU 148
25. USC 135

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  • Johnny Graf

    It is hard to believe USC is ranked at all because they looked terrible. UCLA looked great, they will pummel USC this year. Why isn’t Notre Dame in the top 5? South Carolina in the top 10? …………are you kidding me?

    • bruinray97

      I agree about South Carolina. Guess we’ll find out how good they are this weekend against a good Georgia team. If SC loses, it wouldn’t surprise me if they only drop a couple of spots.

    • EncinitasBruin

      It’s hard for a team to win and drop more than one spot (SC moved from 24 to 25). Despite the fact they looked anemic and inept most of the game, and obviously don’t have an elite quarterback, they pulled out the W on the road. Wazzu game should be interesting…Go Cougs!

      • Joe Blow

        Go Huskers

    • Joe Blow

      Would love to get a bet down with you. Too much Kool Aid

  • EncinitasBruin

    I’ve been a season ticket holder since 1988, and this Bruin squad reminds me of two other very deep, very fast Bruin squads: the 1988 Bruins behind Troy Aikman (anyone else in the RB that day when Charles Arbuckle romped over the Cornhusker D to help UCLA jump out to a 28-0 lead before the Huskers knew what hit them?), and the 1998 team behind Cade McNown. And–SURPRISE!–all three teams were led by elite QBs.

    • Joe Blow

      And zero national championships. Hundley is your only hope.

      • UCLA Owns the Rose Bowl

        Hey, even if Hundley were to go down, I’d take Jerry Neuheisel over KessTek! Oh, it’s going to be a long year with that paper-thin line and average-at-best QB platoon. But if you guys cover the spread, you might just stay in the top 25. A new world of goals for today’s pUSC football program under the Kitten.

        • Joe Blow

          Kool Aid time.