Where is UCLA basketball ranked in the way too early rankings

There is renewed optimism in Bruin basketball after coming off of a losing season with some key transfers and young players coming back for the 2024-25 season.
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UCLA's rankings in the way-too-early 2024-2025 rankings depend on which outlet you look at, but they are generally considered a team on the rise, and here is why.

  • Returning talent: Some publications highlight players like Dylan Andrews and Sebastian Mack who are expected to improve next season along with big men Aday Mara and Berke Buyuktuncel .
  • Coaching stability: Coach Mick Cronin is a proven winner, and his continued presence is a positive factor as he returns for his sixth season as UCLA's head coach.
  • Possible additions: In addition to the two incoming transfers and one high school recruit, the transfer portal and recruiting class could bring in more key players to bolster the roster.

However, there are also uncertainties to consider as well.

  • Key departures: A critical factor is whether Adem Bona, a talented player, decides to return for another year or declares for the 2024 NBA Draft.
  • Conference change: The move to the Big Ten is a big unknown, and it's unclear how UCLA will stack up against its new conference opponents.

Overall, UCLA appears in certain way-too-early rankings based on potential, but their final ranking will depend on how they addresses roster needs and adjust to joining their new conference.

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. NR. . fdfsdfsdfds. Outside 25. . 247 Sports. . . 518

. NCAA.com via Andy Katz. . . . 518. dfsdfsdfs. 29. . Ranking

vcxcvxcvxcvcx. Ranking. . . . CBSSports. . . 518. NR

fdsfsdfsd. . . 16. . 518. . . Ranking. SportingNews

. fsdfsdfsdfsdf. Ranking. . 518. The Athletic. . . . NR

dfssdfsdfsdfsd. . 23. Yahoo! Sports. . . 518. Ranking. .

Overall, UCLA is in more top 25 way too early rankings than not. It appears to be optimism among the majority of the national media outlets at this time for the Bruins entering the 2024-25 season.

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