Monday, December 12, 2005

UCLA Moves Up to No. 14 in ESPN/USA and AP

By Bruin Basketball Report

After a convincing 67-56 victory over a solid Nevada Wolf Pack team at the Wooden Classic on Saturday, the Bruins have moved up to No. 14 in the new ESPN/USA poll.

Nevada actually gained a spot up to No.21 in the ranking - they were No.22 in the poll previous week. Nevada was No.17 ranked on the AP poll last week.

Only two Pac-10 teams remain in the top 25 ranking - as the Arizona Wildcats dropped out for the first time this year, while the Washington Huskies moved up to No. 10.

The Bruins next opponent, the undefeated Michigan Wolverines, are on the outer edge of the poll at No.26 but they moved up dramatically since the previous week earning 58 votes versus only 14 votes last week.

In addition Michigan is ranked No.11 in the RPI ranking while UCLA is ranked No. 31.

Much will be at stake next week at Ann Arbor - as the Bruins go for another win over a quality opponent, while the Wolverines will be extra motivated themselves for a win over a ranked opponent to move into the Top 25 rankings next week.

(edited @ 12:25PM) UCLA has moved up to No.14 in the new AP poll. Michigan also moved up strongly - looking in from the outside at No. 26.

Preview of the UCLA vs. Michigan game to follow later this week.



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