Coach Steve Alford's best recruiting class for this season was expected to get UCLA back on track following the Bruins' fourth losing season since 1948.
Few could have expected they would be this good this quick.
Led by freshmen Lonzo Ball and TJ Leaf, UCLA is up to No. 2 in the AP Top 25 and one of six remaining undefeated teams as the Bruins head into the Pac-12 season.
Alford has gone from having people call for his job to leading a team being predicted to make a Final Four run.
"I've got a really good group of guys to coach, they're a pretty good basketball team right now," Alford said. "We're trying to become a great basketball team, and...