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College football rankings: Arizona falls to No. 21 in AP, Coaches polls

The Wildcats fell out of the top-15 after a loss to UCLA.

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Wildcats' 17-7 loss to the UCLA Bruins ended any shot at Rich Rodriguez's team making the college football playoff and dropped them to No. 21 in both college ranking systems.

The UA loss also means rival ASU in control of the Pac-12 South. The Sun Devils ended a late night with an overtime victory against the Utah Utes, and suddenly the Wildcats are backed up with USC and Utah in the standings. ASU finds itself 11th and 12th in the AP and Coaches polls, respectively, while UCLA moved into the No. 18 spot in both rankings. The Utes leapt over the Wildcats in the AP Poll, coming in at 20th.

Colorado is up next week, and it's easy to see this being another trap game if the Wildcats play like they did against the Bruins. The Buffs may be 0-6 in Pac-12 play, but their offense is plenty capable of putting up points. It's the last week for Arizona to get its offense in gear before facing three very good defenses -- Washington, Utah and Arizona State -- to finish off the season.

College football rankings

AP Coaches Massey
1 Mississippi State Mississippi State Auburn
2 Florida State Florida State Alabama
3 Auburn Auburn Mississippi State
4 Alabama Alabama Florida State
5 Oregon Oregon Ole Miss
6 TCU Michigan State Oregon
7 Michigan State TCU Kansas State
8 Notre Dame Notre Dame LSU
9 Kansas State Kansas State TCU
10 Baylor Baylor Oklahoma
11 Arizona State Ohio State Michigan State
12 Ole Miss Arizona State Baylor
13 Ohio State Ole Miss Arizona State
14 LSU Nebraska Georgia
15 Nebraska LSU UCLA
16 Oklahoma Oklahoma Notre Dame
17 Georgia Georgia Nebraska
18 UCLA UCLA Clemson
19 Clemson Clemson Ohio State
20 Utah Duke West Virginia
21 Arizona Arizona Missouri
22 Duke Utah USC
23 Marshall Marshall Texas A&M
24 West Virginia Wisconsin Arizona
25 Wisconsin West Virginia Florida
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