Olin Buchanan’s answer:
It would come as no surprise here if UCLA, which is ranked 63rd, has a better showing than some may expect. The Bruins’ quarterback and offensive line situations should improve and the defense, despite some significant losses from last season, still will be solid. No team anywhere will have better special teams. K Kai Forbath will give the Bruins an edge in any close game. UCLA has made gradual progress under coach Rick Neuheisel. Now, in his third season, the Bruins may make a run at eight or nine victories in 2010.