So much for that top-ten billing.
UCLA fell four spots to No. 11 in both the Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls, its 28-20 win at Virginia not nearly matching up to wide expectations of a blowout. Although the Bruins’ defense looked elite in returning touchdowns on two interceptions and a fumble, the offense rarely found its rhythm.
There’s still time for UCLA to fix itself up before Pac-12 play begins, but mustering just one offensive touchdown against the Cavaliers on ESPN dispelled a lot of the national title hype of recent weeks.
Oregon remains the highest-ranked team in the conference at No. 3, while Stanford, USC and Arizona State follow the Bruins at 13th, 14th and 17th, respectively.
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