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DATE: Dec. 5, 2006
SITE: Pauley Pavilion (12,800)
TIP-OFF: 7:33 p.m. PST
TV: FSN Prime Ticket
TALENT: Bill Macdonald (play-by-play), Don MacLean (color), Sean Farnham (reporter)
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play)
SIRIUS RADIO: Channel 181
SERIES: UCLA leads 8-0

UCLA leads the all-time series, which began in the 1986-87 season, 8-0 (all games in Pauley Pavilion). The two teams haven't faced each other since the 1997-98 season (UCLA won that contest 120-91). The Bruins are 58-5 (.921) all-time against the Big West Conference while the Titans are 3-19 (.136) all-time against the Pacific-10 Conference.

UCLA was preseason rated No. 5 (tied with Pittsburgh) in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and No. 6 in the Associated Press poll, marking the second straight season that the Bruins were ranked in the preseason polls. The Bruins are currently ranked first in both the Associated Press poll and the ESPN/USA Today poll.

For the first time in 12 years, UCLA, the nation's top-ranked number one team, is back at the top of the AP poll. The last time that UCLA was ranked number one was in the final poll of the 1995 season, the year the Bruins won their 11th national championship.

This is the 130th week that UCLA has been ranked first in the AP poll (20 weeks longer than second-place Duke, 110 weeks at number one).

Here's a look at UCLA and the number one ranking:

Last Time the Bruins Were Ranked No. 1: The final AP poll of the Bruins' last national championship in 1995.

Number of Games Played with a No. 1 Ranking: 248 (record as No. 1 team: 234-14, .944).

Most Consecutive Seasons at No. 1: 1. UCLA (12, 1964-75); 2. Duke (7, 1998-2004); 3. Kansas (5, 1994-97).

Most Consecutive Weeks at No. 1: 1. UCLA (46 weeks, from Feb. 9, 1971 to Jan. 15, 1974); 2. Ohio State (27 weeks, from Dec. 13, 1960 to March 13, 1962); 3. UCLA (23 weeks, from Preseason Nov. 1966 to Jan. 16, 1968).

Biggest Jump to No. 1 from Previous Week: 1. West Virginia (8th to 1st, Dec. 17 to Dec. 24, 1957); 2. Duke (6th to 1st, Dec. 7 to Dec. 14, 1965); 2. Kansas (6th to 1st, Nov. 25 to Dec. 2, 2003); 3. UCLA (5th to 1st, Nov. 20 to Nov. 27, 2006) -- the jump from fifth to first has happened eight other times in history, including once before by UCLA from Jan. 11 to Jan. 18, 1983.

Most Weeks at No. 1: 1. UCLA (130); 2. Duke (110); 3. North Carolina (84); 4. Kentucky (80); 5. Cincinnati (45); 6. Indiana (44); 7. Kansas (42); 8. UNLV (32); 9. Arizona (29) and 10. San Francisco (28).

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