UCLA falls to No. 12 in Associated Press poll

A 24-10 loss at Stanford dropped UCLA just outside the national top 10. The Bruins are ranked No. 12 in the Associated Press poll, and No. 11 in the USA Today Coaches poll.

The first BCS rankings, to be released tonight, will factor in the latter.

Stanford moved up to eighth in both polls after spoiling UCLA’s perfect record, becoming the highest-ranked one-loss team in the country. Undefeated Oregon held steady at No. 2 after cruising to a 62-38 win over Washington State.

The Bruins’ blemished record did little to dissuade ESPN College GameDay, which will travel to Eugene for Saturday’s 4 p.m. clash between UCLA and Oregon.

The Ducks lost two of their five first-place AP votes to Florida State, which rose to No. 3 after razing Death Valley in a 51-14 rout of Clemson — then the third-ranked team in the country.

No other Pac-12 team is ranked. Arizona State knocked Washington out from No. 20 with a 53-24 beating, but the Sun Devils sit just outside the top 25 with 108 votes. Oregon State received 79 votes, while the Huskies clung on to four.

The entire AP poll:

1. Alabama (55), 7-0
2. Oregon (3), 7-0
3. Florida State (2), 6-0
4. Ohio State, 7-0
5. Missouri, 7-0
6. Baylor, 6-0
7. Miami (FL), 6-0
8. Stanford, 6-1
9. Clemson, 6-1
10. Texas Tech, 7-0
11. Auburn, 6-1
12. UCLA, 5-1
13. LSU, 6-2
14. Texas A&M, 5-2
15. Fresno State, 6-0
16. Virginia Tech, 6-1
17. Oklahoma, 6-1
18. Louisville, 6-1
19. Oklahoma State, 5-1
20. South Carolina, 5-2
21. UCF, 5-1
22. Wisconsin, 5-2
23. Northern Illinois, 7-0
24. Michigan, 6-1
25. Nebraska, 5-1

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  • Bruin 34

    UCLA’s defense is elite! They were very impressive against Stanford. Especially considering they were on the field the whole game. Don’t care what anyone says. Hundley will rebound. Just hope our o-line can give him time and establish the run. A win here and were back in it! Go Bruins!

    • Aero93

      I agree. Although the offense had what I hope is the worst game of the year, our defense was stellar. Even though penalties killed us and our offensive line was very shaky, we still had an opportunity to tie it up late in the 4h quarter.
      One bright spot is perhaps this makes it a little more likely Hundley will be back next year.

      • http://amillennialist.blogspot.com Santiago Matamoros

        The injuries to the offensive line may be too serious to overcome.

    • Joe Blow

      Oh please. Here are next week’s line:UCLA: +21
      ORE: -21-110
      -110

      • Joe Blow

        Give it a rest and quit drinking the Kool Aid. ucla IS NOT in the Elite anything. Live with it.

        • UCLA Owns the Rose Bowl

          Look, two of Joe’s multiple personalities are arguing with themselves.

          • Joe Blow

            You’re just as bad as SC’s FB program. Big talker. No BCS bowl game.

    • bruinjoe

      Stanford held the ball 15 more minutes than UCLA. That’s a whole quarter. Our defense is going to be a monster in the next few years. Vanderdows, Clark, Fitts, and McCarthy are going to be a load next year.

  • Bruin 34

    Yeah. It might make Hundley come back for another year. So impressed with our defense though. Hopefully this loss will piss us off and wake us up like it did Stanford. I really think we can play with Oregon. We can do it next week. I have faith in our coaches. Go Bruins!

  • UCLA Owns the Rose Bowl

    I’d thought the opening line would be 20-21. Oregon is the best team in FBS, so if we can stay close, we will stay where we are in the polls, with a good chance of running the table, or ending 9-3 (tough games against ASU and UW). SC is no threat.