UCLA jumped to the No. 22 spot in this week's Associated Press top-25 poll. The USA Today Coaches Poll has the Bruins at No. 23.
That makes UCLA the second-ranked
Through the first four games, UCLA is averaging more than 95 points per game and has won by an average margin of almost 24 points. They haven't played any ranked or power-conference teams, but Long Beach State is No. 33 in the early RPI, and Coastal Carolina is No. 78.
Now comes the hard part. UCLA opens up its Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas with a game against
Other teams in the tournament field include Wisconsin, North Carolina and Florida.
UCLA guard Norman Powell also picked up an individual award on Monday. He was named the Pac-12 player of the week. He was 15 for 24 from the field in two games this week, including 7 of 10 from three-point range. It marks Powell's first time winning a weekly award.