And at first, the teams played as their preseasons suggested, with USC making a 9-0 start and UCLA going 3-5. The Trojans appeared in the USA Today coaches’ poll, at No. 25, for the first time since Nov. 15, 2011, and received votes in the AP poll. The Bruins defeated then-No. 14 Georgia but cracked under competition they were supposed to easily beat, like Loyola Marymount.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times