Last week, we spent a few words lamenting the UCLA Bruins, whose mediocre start, punctuated by a dramatic come-from-ahead home loss to Cal Poly, caused them to rightly free-fall out of the Associated Press Top 25. (The coaches kept them in, of course, because coaches' poll voters don't actually keep up with this whole basketball thing. Ugh.)
Anyway, the key takeaway was this: The then-11th-ranked Bruins' departure from the Top 25 made them the second-highest ranked team since the advent of the modern (25-team) AP poll in 1990 to fall all the way out of the rankings. The only team ranked higher? No. 9 Missouri in January 2011.
A week later, we have a new recordholder.