UCLA knocking on NCAA's door

The surging Bruins find themselves still on the outside looking in on the Top 25

Updated: March 1, 2011, 5:44 PM ET
By Peter Yoon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The emotional highs of a magical Saturday lasted well through the weekend in Westwood after UCLA authored a perfect final stanza for Pauley Pavilion, but the Bruins were slapped back to reality Monday morning when pollsters failed to get caught up in the moment and left UCLA out of the top 25 poll.

The Bruins' 71-49 beatdown over then-No. 10 Arizona figured to get UCLA (21-8, 12-4) back in the rankings after an absence of nearly two years, but UCLA remains on the outside ...

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