Team preview: UCLA

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(All information as of June 20, 2007)


Of the 10 Pac-10 programs, UCLA is arguably the toughest to gauge heading into the upcoming season. And not just in terms of wins and losses in the immediate, either, but in terms of direction.

Coming off 10 wins and a 6-2 conference mark in 2005, coach Karl Dorrell said the team goal entering last season was to win the Pac-10 title.

"We've set the bar where this program needs to be, that was our goal last season and this year, the goal is winning the Pac-10 title," Dorrell said.

The Bruins fell short of that goal, landing in outright fourth place at 5-4. Overall, UCLA was perhaps the most-inconsistent team in the nation and finished 7-6.