StatSeed is StatSheet's postseason projections for all of Division I, including the NCAA Tournament, National Invitation Tournament (NIT), College Basketball Invitational (CBI), and the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). Read more about how StatSeed is calculated.
StatSheet is projecting UCLA as a bubble team for the NCAA Tournament with potentially a nine seed. The Bruins are sitting at #48 in the StatSheet StatRank with a 20-7 overall record and a 10-4 record in the Pac 12.
During the last four games, UCLA looked solid with wins against USC, Stanford, and Washington State but also took on a loss against RPI #43 California.
UCLA is average against top competition, with a 9-6 record against the RPI Top 100 that includes a 4-4 record against the RPI Top 50 but a 1-2 record against AP ranked teams. The Bruins have four quality wins including AP #12 Arizona, RPI #26 Colorado, RPI #43 California, and RPI #37 Missouri. They also have two bad losses including RPI #103 USC and RPI #198 Cal Poly.
The last four teams into the NCAA Tournament with at-large bids are Baylor (16-11, 7-7 Big 12, StatRank #61), Temple (19-8, 8-5 A-10, StatRank #41), La Salle (19-7, 9-4 A-10, StatRank #39), and Southern Miss (21-7, 10-3 C-USA, StatRank #36).
The first four teams out are Alabama (18-9, 10-4 SEC, StatRank #63), St. John's (16-11, 8-7 Big East, StatRank #69), Saint Mary's (24-5, 12-2 West Coast, StatRank #47), and Stanford (16-12, 7-8 Pac 12, StatRank #77).
The next four out are Arkansas (17-10, 8-6 SEC, StatRank #73), Boise State (18-8, 6-6 Mountain West, StatRank #45), Maryland (19-8, 7-7 ACC, StatRank #67), and Virginia (19-8, 9-5 ACC, StatRank #75).
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