August 23, 2017

All Hail the Bruins

UCLA Bruins

The UCLA Bruins mens basketball team must feel right at home sitting at the top of the latest NCAA basketball AP Poll. UCLA truly is still the most dominant program of all time.UCLA AND THE NUMBER ONE RANKING For the first time in 12 years, UCLA, the nation’s top-ranked number one team, is back at the top of the AP poll. The last time that UCLA was ranked number one was in the final poll of the 1995 season, the year the Bruins won their 11th national championship.

This is the 129th week that UCLA has been ranked first in the AP poll (19 weeks longer than second-place Duke, 110 weeks at number one).

Here’s a look at UCLA and the number one ranking:

Last Time the Bruins Were Ranked No. 1: The final AP poll of the Bruins’ last national championship in 1995.

Number of Games Played with a No. 1 Ranking: 246 (record as No. 1 team: 232-14, .943).

Most Consecutive Seasons at No. 1: 1. UCLA (12, 1964-75); 2. Duke (7, 1998-2004); 3. Kansas (5, 1994-97).

Most Consecutive Weeks at No. 1: 1. UCLA (46 weeks, from Feb. 9, 1971 to Jan. 15, 1974); 2. Ohio State (27 weeks, from Dec. 13, 1960 to March 13, 1962); 3. UCLA (23 weeks, from Preseason Nov. 1966 to Jan. 16, 1968).

Biggest Jump to No. 1 from Previous Week: 1. West Virginia (8th to 1st, Dec. 17 to Dec. 24, 1957); 2. Duke (6th to 1st, Dec. 7 to Dec. 14, 1965); 2. Kansas (6th to 1st, Nov. 25 to Dec. 2, 2003); 3. UCLA (5th to 1st, Nov. 20 to Nov. 27, 2006) — the jump from fifth to first has happened eight other times in history, including once before by UCLA from Jan. 11 to Jan. 18, 1983.

Most Weeks at No. 1: 1. UCLA (129); 2. Duke (110); 3. North Carolina (84); 4. Kentucky (80); 5. Cincinnati (45); 6. Indiana (44); 7. Kansas (42); 8. UNLV (32); 9. Arizona (29) and 10. San Francisco (28).

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