Top 25 playoff teams: UCLA

Are the Bruins finally ready to compete with college football's elite?

Updated: June 4, 2014, 9:26 AM ET
By KC Joyner | ESPN Insider

Brett HundleyStephen Dunn/Getty ImagesQuarterback Brett Hundley will once again be the key to the Bruins' offense.

From May 27 to July 3, Insider's college football experts will preview the season for the 25 teams with the best chances to make the inaugural college football playoff, based on Brian Fremeau's post-spring projections. This is the entry for UCLA.

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Fremeau's projection

Projected finish:  8-4 (6-3)
Chance to make playoff: 3 percent
Chance to win Pac-12: 11 percent
Toughest games: Sept. 25 at Arizona State (49 percent), Oct. 11 versus Oregon (36 percent), Nov. 28 versus Stanford (40 percent)


Why they'll make the playoff

1. They have one of the strongest passing attacks in college football.

Brett Hundley ranked seventh nationally last year in the adjusted total QBR metric (84.8), which gauges a quarterback's productivity relative to schedule strength.