Monday, February 13, 2006

UCLA Ranked No.14 and No.15 in Polls

By Bruin Basketball Report

UCLA is ranked No.14 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll and No.15 in the AP poll released today. They were previously ranked No.12 and No.13 in the Coaches and AP polls, respectively.

The Bruins split their games last week in the state of Washington. Last Thursday they beat the Washington State Cougars in Pullman, 50-30; and then on Saturday lost in Seattle to the Washington Huskies, 70-67.

UCLA (20-5, 10-3) is first place in the Pac-10 conference 0.5 games ahead of the California (15-6, 9-3).

California is knocking at the door of both Top 25 polls this week. The Bears are only two spots out of the Coaches poll, and one spot out of the AP poll.

The Washington Huskies remain the only other Top 25 ranked Pac-10 team after sweeping both USC and UCLA at home. The Huskies are ranked No.21 and No.20 in the Coaches and AP polls, respectively.

Stanford was the only other Pac-10 school to receive votes; the AP gave them 4 votes.

The top five ranked teams in both polls remained intact with Connecticut ranked No.1 and then followed by Duke, Memphis, Villanova, and Gonazaga.

In the Ken Pomeroy rankings, the Bruins are No.12 in RPI and No.17 in SOS (strength of schedule). As of last week, the Bruins were ranked No.11 in the official NCAA RPI.

UCLA's next game is at the Sports Arena against USC on February 19.



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