It is still kind of early. But as the football season is now formally over, it is the time of year that basketball rankings start creeping into the national consciousness. Here is how it looks today (courtesy of Sportsline.com):
Now that the Pac-10 season has started, the Bruins are also making a move in the RPI department. From Bruin Basketball Report:
Obviously, as mentioned above, it is still way too early. None of this chatter will mean anything if the Bruins lose focus and stumble against any of the Pac-10 teams. And that possibility is real every week in what is arguably the toughest conference in America.
Bruins will have another set of tough games coming up this week. And they received some good news yesterday. From the LA Times:
UCLA didn't practice Monday, but Mbah a Moute is expected to be at full strength when the Bruins return to work today in preparation for games against Washington and Washington State, both at Pauley Pavilion.
We will have more notes on that game later this week.