Monday, January 21, 2008

UCLA Drops Down In Polls

By Bruin Basketball Report

With the loss at home last week against USC, the Bruins dropped to No.8 in the AP writers and No.7 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches polls.

The Bruins were upset by the Trojans, 72-63 on Saturday. They hit the road this week to Oregon to face both Ducks and Beavers.

At Oregon State today, Jay Johns was fired as head coach after an 0-6 start in Pac-10 conference play. Assistant Kevin Moutin will serve as interim coach.

In addition, Oregon State announced former Kansas-transfer center C.J Giles was dismissed from the team on Monday. No reason was given for the decision.

Stanford moved into the polls at No.20 in the AP and No.21 in the Coaches after sweeping both Arizona schools at home last week. While Arizona State is the only other Pac-10 conference school in the polls, falling at No.24 in the AP.

At the top of the polls, Memphis and Kansas are the new No.1 and No.2 teams, respectively, in both polls after North Carolina was upset by Maryland in Chapel Hill, 82-80.

As for RPI ranking the Bruins are No.13 and are No.20 in strength of schedule (SOS).

2007-08 UCLA Rankings Weekly Changes: LINK


At Jan 21, 2008, 4:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dang... how does the Pac-10 think they are gonna get 7 teams in the Big Dance with only 2 or 3 ranked in the top 25?

At Jan 22, 2008, 1:05:00 AM, Anonymous J said...

Thats because the Pac-10 is full of chockers. They alwasy loose the big games. 1 thing I have learned is that when it comes ot March, dont pick Pac-10 teams in your brackets, they will let you down! (Except UCLA!)

At Jan 22, 2008, 6:14:00 AM, Anonymous tvo said...

Let's not forget Washington State.
The reason everyone is on the PAC10 bandwagon this year is because the PAC10 outperformed every other conference in the big dance last year.I doubt they'll get 3 teams into the elite 8 this year again, but expect a lot of first and second round Ws.


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