John Calipari

UCLA rises to No. 2 in latest AP poll after victory over Kentucky

UCLA rises to No. 2 in latest AP poll after victory over Kentucky

Where does UCLA go after beating top-ranked Kentucky?

Up, up, up.

The Bruins rose nine spots to No. 2 in the Associated Press ranking Monday, their highest standing since they held the same position on Nov. 26, 2007.

That season turned OK. UCLA went to the Final Four for a third consecutive time.

These Bruins (9-0) received two first-place votes in the AP poll and trailed only No. 1 Villanova, which supplanted Kentucky in the top spot after receiving 57 of 65 first-place votes. The Wildcats fell to No. 6.

UCLA will try to stretch its winning streak into double figures on Saturday when it plays host to Michigan (6-2) at Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins then will...

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