TJ Leaf (USA Today)

UCLA Hoops Moves Up in Associated Press Top 25 Poll

Feb. 20 -- After its blowout victory against crosstown rival USC over the weekend, the UCLA men's basketball team moved up a spot in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll...

With two weeks remaining in the regular season, UCLA appears to be hitting its stride on both ends of the floor and the Bruins have been rewarded in the polls, moving up again this week to check in at No. 5 according to the Associated Press Top 25 rankings.

UCLA is a spot behind rival Arizona, with a big matchup looming against the Wildcats this Saturday in Tucson, and a spot ahead of the Oregon Ducks, whom they've split the series with this season. Four of the top six programs in the poll are from the West Coast, including No. 1 Gonzaga which could be headed to a top seeding for the NCAA Tournament.

The full rankings for the week of Feb. 20:

1
Gonzaga (59)
Record: 28-0
PV Rank
1
Points
1,618
2
Record: 26-2
2
1,556
3
Kansas (1)
Record: 24-3
3
1,503
4
Record: 25-3
5
1,356
5
Record: 24-3
6
1,316
6
Record: 24-4
7
1,297
7
Record: 22-5
8
1,267
8
Record: 23-5
10
1,138
9
Record: 22-5
4
1,108
10
Record: 22-5
12
1,014
11
Record: 22-5
13
943
12
Record: 21-6
9
908
13
Record: 22-5
15
822
14
Record: 22-5
16
807
15
18
733
16
Record: 22-5
11
713
17
19
554
18
Record: 18-8
14
427
19
Record: 21-6
17
419
20
Record: 24-3
22
375
21
Record: 21-7
25
322
22
Record: 21-6
24
295
23
Record: 22-5
20
178
24
Record: 22-5
23
159
25
Record: 25-4
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153

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