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UCLA climbs to No. 6 in AP poll but struggles for traction in NCAA tournament projections

UCLA climbs to No. 6 in AP poll but struggles for traction in NCAA tournament projections

UCLA continues to fare better with Associated Press poll voters than those who are projecting NCAA tournament seedings.

The Bruins climbed four spots to No. 6 in the AP rankings on Monday but have remained inert in postseason prognostications despite winning four consecutive games.

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The NCAA tournament selection committee deemed UCLA worthy of a No. 4 seeding (and placed it 15th out of the top 16 teams) in its sneak peek of the brackets Saturday, two days after the Bruins beat Oregon to give them two victories over top 5 teams. ESPN’s Joe Lunardi also gave the Bruins a No. 4 seeding Monday after they had beaten Oregon State the previous day to improve to...

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