UCLA Basketball is ranked 16 in the AP preseason poll. UCLA was last ranked in the preseason poll in 2013-14 at 22. This is the highest ranking since 13 in 2012-13 when Ben Howland was still coaching.
What does this mean? Simple, Steve Alford needs to:
- Get a protected seed in the NCAA tournament (#1-4).
- Finish better than his first season which was 28-9
There can be no excuses now. All agree, Steve Alford has the horses. He just needs to coach them to their ability.