I know these things are sorta meaningless.
But, I ran across another set of preseason predictions (by pouring through the links here).
Forgive me if this has already been mentioned, but the folks at CollegeFootballPoll.com posted their 2007 Pac-10 College Football Season Preview a while back. Their ranking are apparently driven by the Congrove Computer Ranking preseason forecasts, and I don't know how credible those are.
CFP has the Bruins finishing 11-1 overall and 8-1 in the Pac-10, with the only loss being to Southern Cal. According to CFP:[I]t's the Bruins, not Cal, that the computer favors for second in the PAC-10 race. Aside from USC, the toughest conference tasks for UCLA are its road trips to Oregon State and Arizona. Six of UCLA's last seven regular season losses have come on the road. California gets USC at home but goes to Pasadena to battle the Bruins.
They also have us as the 7th best team in the country, and predict that UCLA will have a date with OSU in the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2008.
These predictions aren't too far from the expectations that we set out here not that long ago. And I hope these guys are right (except the Southern Cal part).