Waiting for football season to start leaves me with some extra time and I end up reading articles I otherwise wouldn't (or shouldn't). so, when Vital's top 40 came out. iI figured i'd give it a look. I honestly can't believe he still has an income, other than residuals on replays of the most irritating catch phrase (ranked just above Janice from "Friends"). in any case, I digress. I know next year is slated for rebuilding and I don't have delusions of a final four run (although iI will hope). I figured UCLA would end up somewhere between 20 and 30. But, not even mentioned in a top 40 list? Come on - especially with two other PAC-10 schools at 14 and 16.
I can even understand an outsider picking ucla to finish third in the conference, but to rank more than 15 spots below washington Washington? , we have good talent even if they are still fairly young. AND, it's a Ben Howland team. it seems like coaches like Bill Self and Tom Izzo (no offense to either) get certain bonus points from him. in any case, here's the link if you feel compelled to read the nonsense: