UCLA moves up one spot in AP poll, USC drops Lane Kiffin

Another bye, another jump.

After moving up two spots during its last weekend off, UCLA again made gains in the AP poll despite not playing a game. The Bruins are now ranked No. 12 in the country, ahead of South Carolina and behind Oklahoma. UCLA last made the top 10 in October 2005.

Elsewhere in the conference, Arizona State earned its way back into the rankings at No. 22 by trouncing USC, 62-41, and getting Lane Kiffin fired. Trojans athletic director Pat Haden decided to ax him during the third quarter.

The complete AP poll, with Pac-12 teams bolded:

1. Alabama (55), 4-0
2. Oregon (5), 4-0
3. Clemson, 4-0
4. Ohio State, 5-0
5. Stanford, 4-0
6. Georgia, 3-1
7. Louisville, 4-0
8. Florida State, 4-0
9. Texas A&M, 4-1
10. LSU, 4-1
11. Oklahoma, 4-0
12. UCLA, 3-0
13. South Carolina, 3-1
14. Miami (FL), 4-0
15. Washington, 3-0
16. Northwestern, 4-0
17. Baylor, 3-0
18. Florida, 3-1
19. Michigan, 4-0
20. Texas Tech, 4-0
21. Oklahoma State, 3-1
22. Arizona State, 3-1
23. Fresno State, 4-0
24. Ole Miss, 3-1
25. Maryland, 4-0

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  • NonAlumBruin

    1. Just play one game at a time and win games.
    2. Kiffin was too good to last.