UCLA could be forgiven for thinking this is starting to feel personal.
The Bruins are ranked No. 5 in the country. They have beaten national powers Oregon and Kentucky. They have lost only three games, with no bad defeats.
And yet their projected NCAA tournament seeding hasn’t budged in recent weeks from No. 4, a less-than-vaunted spot.
That’s where bracketologists Joe Lunardi of ESPN and Jerry Palm of CBS Sports have both pegged the Bruins, the same place where they were projected to land when the NCAA tournament unveiled its sneak peek at the brackets earlier this month.
UCLA proponents can gripe that the Bruins (24-3 overall,...