Backing in is an overused and misapplied expression. Yes, UCLA lost its last game, an important game, and made mistakes in doing so. However, the conference record is 6-2 and shows victories over the two second-place teams. The Bruins are clearly the best team in the Pac-10 and will compete well with Iowa. Let's throw out the backing-in line and watch them win on New Year's day--again.