Many people cried "overrated" when UCLA clocked in as a Top 15 team in most preseason college basketball polls.
The Bruins had the top recruiting class in the nation, with two top-five recruits and one more top-100 recruit, but not everyone was so sure that it would translate to immediate success. The team would be reliant on huge contributions from freshmen, and there was a lack of faith in head coach Ben Howland, who has had only one 20-win season in his last three.
So far, the doubters have been correct.
In their second game of the season, the Bruins barely defeated UC-Irvine at home, needing overtime to get the one-point win over the Anteaters.
The next week, UCLA was upset by Georgetown at the Legends Classic.
One day later, the Bruins beat Georgia by only four points.
This past weekend, they blew an 18-point lead and lost at home to Cal Poly, which was picked No. 7 out of 10 in the Big West Preseason Poll.
UCLA has fallen out of the AP Top 25, and it is one loss away from also dropping out of the USA Today Coaches Poll.