TEMPE -- Before the college basketball season began, reporters picked UCLA to finish third in the Pacific 10 Conference standings.
Well, the Bruins sit four spots back at No. 7 in the conference with an 8-9 record. UCLA plays its final regular season game today against the second-place Arizona State Sun Devils with no shot at finishing in third.
Seeding for next week's conference tournament at Staples Center is still undecided.
Here are the two scenarios:
If UCLA loses and Oregon State defeats Washington later tonight, the Bruins will be the sixth seed and face the Huskies on Thursday night.
If UCLA wins, it nabs the fifth seed and faces the fourth seed in the early-afternoon. The fourth seed could be Washington (if it loses in Corvallis, Ore.) or Arizona (if the Huskies beat the Beavers).