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UCLA is No. 5 in the 'Super 16'
UCLA is No. 5 in the 'Super 16'

Acknowledging that college football's new four-team playoff could someday inch toward a larger basketball-style tournament, we continue our Super 16 countdown, with No. 5, UCLA: UCLA's periodic forays into national title contention tend to fall in years when college football unveils a new postseason plan. The Bowl Championship Series started in 1998 with UCLA debuting at No.1 in that October's first standings. Working in UCLA's favor that year was Cade McNown at quarterback and, for a while at least, the Bruins' favorable quartile rank. As fate had it, UCLA lasted only one week on top and never again appeared at No. 1. The Bruins were cursed that year by...

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