UCLA returns to Associated Press top 25

UCLA’s emphatic win over Arizona State has pushed the Bruins back into the national top 25.

A 15-point victory convinced enough voters that Steve Alford’s team belonged at No. 25, tied with Oklahoma. UCLA is now just two spots behind Duke, a team that last month — then ranked No. 8 — defeated the Bruins by 17 points at Madison Square Garden.

No. 1 Arizona remains undefeated, and received all but four first-place votes. No. 21 Colorado is the Pac-12′s only other ranked team.

Oregon fell out of the poll from No. 17 after a 96-83 home loss to Cal. Both the Ducks and the Bears, who started 3-0 in conference play, received votes.

See the full AP poll below. Continue reading

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