Here's a prediction, though: The offense will look great against Colorado. Barkley might throw for six touchdowns.
Big deal ... Charles Barkley could throw for three touchdowns against the Buffaloes.
We really won't know about Barkley until he steps up in a big game the way he did last year at Oregon.
Oregon comes to L.A. on Nov. 3.
A: You must have seen them against Purdue.
Q: Has UCLA been anywhere in the top 10 since 1998?
A: I assume you're talking about football? UCLA is the answer to the trivia question: Which team was the first No. 1 in BCS standings history?
Yes, I remember it well. UCLA debuted at No. 1 on Oct. 26, 1998. Few knew what to make of the BCS back then.
What did all these numbers mean? The first standings had something called "Quartile Rank." There were only three computers — New York Times, Seattle Times and Jeff Sagarin.
The first three teams in the first standings were UCLA, Ohio State and Tennessee.
UCLA spent one week at No. 1 and dropped to No. 3 a week later. The Bruins climbed back to No. 2 but blew their chance at playing for the first BCS title by losing at Miami in early December.
UCLA rose to as high as No. 3 in the BCS standings on Oct. 22, 2001, and as high as No. 5, for one week, in 2005.
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Q: Who is (are) your favorite school and/or pro teams?
A: I still attend Cal State Fullerton football games even though my alma mater dropped the program 20 years ago.