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 Thursday night, UCLA coach Mick Cronin was understandably upset. He was disappointed his Bruins had had a terrible practice a day earlier. He was furious that Oregon, from his perspective, was the most focused and motivated team.

“You’re either humble and hungry like [Oregon was] trying to pull off the so-called upset,” Cronin said, “or you’re cocky for no reason because we haven’t won anything.

Final score: Oregon 84, UCLA 81.

Yes, Oregon won at Pauley Pavilion in overtime despite shutting down 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 , at Cronin’s point, does little else of note this season. They are now 4-1 in the top two quadrants with an additional loss in quadrant 3. As a result, I dropped UCLA to No. 16 in the CBS Sports Daily College Basketball Rankings Top 25 and 1 Updated Friday morning. It’s a big drop, of course. 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 being the Ducks are likely to rank in the top 75 of the NET soon. , which would turn this Quadrant 3 loss into a Quadrant 2 loss for UCLA. But, for now, the loss to Oregon is a quadrant 3 loss and a loss that, for what it’s worth, also knocked the Bruins out of the top 10 in every reputable computer ranking.

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