UCLA Bruins Ranked For First Time Since 2007

The UCLA Bruins leapt into all the major rankings after their big Week 2 36-30 upset of then-No. 16 Nebraska.

The Bruins are No. 22 in the AP Top 25, No. 23 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and garnered their highest ranking in SBNation's BlogPoll at number 20.

It is the first time the Bruins football squad has been ranked in any of the major polls since 2007.

Coach Jim Mora tried to downplay the significance of cracking the rankings on Sunday.

Polls are not something I have thought about, nor will I think about. There is no significance to being ranked after two weeks.

The Bruins were the biggest gainers in the Week 3 BlogPoll, jumping 21 spots, with some disagreement amongst the blogging community where they belong as they had a standard deviation of 4.74 spots.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 2

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (88) 24.90 0.46 --
2 LSU Tigers (2) 22.93 2.33 Arrow_up 1
3 USC Trojans (3) 21.93 4.41 Arrow_down -1
4 Oregon Ducks 20.89 4.16 --
5 Georgia Bulldogs 19.16 2.38 Arrow_up 3
6 Florida St. Seminoles 17.45 6.06 Arrow_down -1
7 Oklahoma Sooners 17.00 5.38 --
8 Michigan St. Spartans 16.99 2.84 Arrow_up 1
9 West Virginia Mountaineers 16.33 4.98 Arrow_down -3
10 Clemson Tigers 15.49 3.49 --
11 South Carolina Gamecocks 14.80 4.78 Arrow_up 1
12 Kansas St. Wildcats 12.56 4.05 Arrow_up 8
13 Ohio St. Buckeyes (1) 12.48 5.44 Arrow_up 1
14 Virginia Tech Hokies 11.99 3.84 Arrow_up 2
15 Texas Longhorns 11.01 4.25 Arrow_up 3
16 TCU Horned Frogs 7.94 4.78 Arrow_up 6
17 Florida Gators 6.77 4.55 Arrow_up 10
18 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 6.66 4.71 Arrow_up 3
19 Louisville Cardinals 5.98 3.80 Arrow_up 4
20 UCLA Bruins 5.90 4.74 Arrow_up 21
21 Michigan Wolverines 5.34 4.44 Arrow_down -2
22 Stanford Cardinal 5.07 4.85 Arrow_up 3
23 Arizona Wildcats 4.90 4.99 --
24 Tennessee Volunteers 3.97 4.49 --
25 Ohio Bobcats 1.61 3.22 Arrow_up 1
Others Receiving Votes: BYU Cougars | Oregon St. Beavers | Baylor Bears | ULM Warhawks | Mississippi St. Bulldogs | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Boise St. Broncos | Nebraska Cornhuskers | Northwestern Wildcats | Utah State Aggies | Arkansas Razorbacks | Iowa St. Cyclones | Wisconsin Badgers | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Cincinnati Bearcats | Air Force Falcons | South Florida Bulls | Central Florida Knights | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Louisiana Ragin Cajuns | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets | Wake Forest Demon Deacons | Duke Blue Devils | Rice Owls | Middle Tenn. St. Blue Raiders | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | Miami Hurricanes | North Carolina Tar Heels | N.C. State Wolfpack
Updated: Sep 11, 2012 7:00 AM PDT

SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Rankings 2011

Five Pac-12 schools are represented in this week's BlogPoll rankings, with the Bruins sitting smack dab in the middle. The Stanford Cardinal and Arizona Wildcats are right on their heels at No. 21 and 22. The USC Trojans and Oregon Ducks are a bit out of reach at No. 3 and No. 4.

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