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Bruins Move Up to No. 8 in AP Top 25

Jan 11, 2021
Charisma Osborne (photo by Caren Nicdao)

AP Top 25

LOS ANGELES – UCLA Women's Basketball has been ranked eighth on the most recent Associated Press Top 25 poll, the AP announced Monday. The Bruins jumped one spot after being tabbed to the No. 9 spot in last week's edition of the poll.
 
UCLA is one of four Pac-12 schools to earn a spot in the national ranking: Stanford (1), Oregon (10), and Arizona (11). The No. 8 spot is the highest ranking for the Bruins since they improved to 21-2 last season and earned the No. 7 national ranking.
 
The Bruins' second-straight jump in the national ranks comes on the heels of the team's dominant, 92-67 victory over Utah this past Sunday (Jan. 10). Natalie Chou registered a career-high 28 points on 11-for-14 shooting, including 5-for-7 from long range. Charisma Osborne hit four triples in the first quarter en route to 22 points on the day. She also dished out a career-high eight assists in the win. Michaela Onyenwere stuffed the stat sheet and flirted with a triple-double, notching 17 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists.
 
The Bruins have now earned a top-11 ranking in each of the last 28 weeks and have been ranked in the top 25 in 31-consecutive weeks.
 
Up Next
The No. 8 Bruins (7-2, 5-2) are back in action on Sunday, Jan. 17 with a showdown against No. 25 Washington State (8-1, 5-1). Tip-off is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. PT with Pac-12 Networks handling the broadcast call. Dave Marcus' radio broadcast can be heard at ucla.leanplayer.com. The Cougars head to Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom fresh off their upset victory over then-No. 7 Arizona (Jan. 10), in which Charlisse Leger-Walker notched 17 points. UCLA swept the season series against WSU last season.