For all of the Huskies’ recent problems, UCLA coach Ben Howland still ranks them among the top contenders in this season’s Pacific-10 Conference race.
“There are a number of teams that could probably (separate from the pack),” Howland said in a conference call with Pac-10 media. “But I still think that you guys were probably right from the beginning. I think that at the end of the day, both Cal and Washington are going to be right there.”
Howland is referring to the preseason Pac-10 media poll, which ranked the Golden Bears first and the Huskies second.