The Bruins' only title claim was the coaches' share of the 1954 crown under coach Red Sanders. UCLA more recently flirted with an appearance in the first
Happier days may be here again. The Las Vegas sports book BovadaLV has given the Bruins 12-5 odds next year of making the first four-team playoff in college football.
Not too shabby when you consider California Chrome was 5-2 to win the
For the record, UCLA does not actually make the playoff final four in these projections, but just being in the conversation should inspire Bruins fans heading into the season.
Defending national champion Florida State, at 2-7, has by far the best odds of reaching the playoff. Alabama is next at 5-4, followed by Oregon and Ohio State, both at 1-1. The next four are Oklahoma and Auburn at 7-4, Louisiana State at 9-4 and UCLA at 12-5.
A 13-person selection committee will pick the top four teams. Just for fun: If the selection order of the top four teams ended up being Florida State, Alabama, Oregon and Ohio State, the national semifinal games would pit Florida State and Ohio State in the
UCLA is coming off a 10-3 season and returns