College basketball rankings: UCLA tumbles in Top 25 And 1 after brutal overtime loss to Oregon

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When it was over, after 45 minutes of basketball on Thursday night, UCLA coach Mick Cronin was understandably upset. He was disappointed that his Bruins had a terrible practice the day before. He was outraged that Oregon, from his perspective, was the more focused and motivated team.

“You are humiliated and hungry as [Oregon was] trying to get the surprise call out,” Cronin said, “or you’re arrogant for no reason because we haven’t won anything.

Final score: Oregon 84, UCLA 81.

Yes, Oregon won at Pauley Pavilion in overtime despite finishing as a 10-point underdog. And because the Ducks have struggled so much this season that they still rank outside the NET top 75, the loss currently qualifies as a Quadrant 3 loss for the Bruins, who beat Villanova at home and won at Marquette but, according to Chronin. period, made little more than note this season. They are now 4-1 in the first two quadrants with an additional loss in Quadrant 3. Consequently, I dropped UCLA to 16th in the daily updated CBS Sports Top 25 and 1 Friday morning college basketball rankings. . It’s a big drop, for sure. But it should be noted that UCLA is now one of only two schools in the Top 25 and 1 with a Quadrant 3 loss on its resume.

The other is Duke.

The good news for UCLA is that Oregon has won four straight and is obviously playing better than the version of itself that started 6-6 with losses to Arizona State and Stanford; The point is that the Ducks will likely break into the NET top 75 soon. , which would make that Quadrant 3 loss a Quadrant 2 loss for UCLA. But for now, the loss to Oregon is a Quadrant 3 loss and one that, for what it’s worth, also knocked the Bruins out of the top 10 of all reputable computer rankings.

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