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10 Best NCAA Basketball Schools to Obsess Over: Where is UCLA?

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

According to WallStCheatSheet.com - UCLA is no. 10:

10. UCLA

It's difficult to think of UCLA basketball without associating it with Hall of Fame coach John Wooden. Wooden turned the Bruins into a college basketball dynasty second to none, winning 10 national championships in a 12-year stretch between 1963 and 1975. Four times he recorded undefeated seasons - this has also never been matched. But after he retired in 1975, UCLA didn't win another title until 1995 under then-coach Jim Harrick. That would be the last championship banner for the storied Bruins.

In the mid-2000s, UCLA had a few very good teams that failed to bring home the goods. In 2007, for example, the Bruins' roster featured future NBA All-Stars Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook, and Darren Collison, yet they still managed to come up short (falling to Memphis in the Final Four).

It's the many disappointments over the past decade that have hindered the status of the program. While UCLA is certainly an elite program in a favorable location, the team needs more consistency in its players and coaches to join the ranks of the Kentuckys and Dukes of the NCAA.

Imagine where the Bruins would be if we were led by a competent AD and a Chancellor.

GO BRUINS.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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