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WCC Men's Basketball Monday Morning Storylines

Dec. 1, 2008


WCC NO. 6 IN CONFERENCE RPI
The West Coast Conference is ranked No. 6 in the conference RPI, according to the latest CollegeRPI.com report. The WCC trails only the Big Ten, ACC, Big East, Big 12, and the SEC, but is ahead of the Pac-10, Missouri Valley, A-10, the MWC, and Conference USA.

COLLEGERPI.COM CONFERENCE RPI RANKINGS

  • Big Ten - 0.6156
  • ACC - 0.6038
  • Big East - 0.5903
  • Big 12 - 0.5689
  • SEC - 0.5518
  • WEST COAST - 0.5457
  • Mountain West - 0.5452
  • Atlantic 10 - 0.5345
  • Missouri Valley - 0.5258
  • Pac-10 - 0.5200

  • ANYONE, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
    The West Coast Conference has played the toughest non-conference schedule this season, ranking No. 1 in strength of schedule, according to the latest CollegeRPI.com report.

    COLLEGERPI.COM CONFERENCE SOS RANKINGS

  • WEST COAST - 0.5737
  • Big South - 0.5679
  • Big Ten - 0.5392
  • A-10 - 0.5369
  • Big West - 0.5360

  • GONZAGA MAKES EARLY STATEMENT
    Gonzaga made an early statement with its performance at this past weekend's Old Spice Classic, which boasted arguably the toughest field of all of the non-conference tournaments. The Zags defeated Oklahoma State in the first round, 83-71, before cruising past a Maryland team, 81-59, that defeated No. 5 Michigan State in its first round game. The Zags then earned an impressive 83-74 win over No. 12 Tennessee in the championship game.

    WCC TEAMS ENJOY STRONG WEEK
    Led by Gonzaga's run through the Old Spice Classic field, the WCC earned several impressive non-conference wins last week. San Francisco improved to 5-1 under new Head Coach Rex Walters with wins over UC Santa Barbara and Colorado State. Saint Mary's also moved to 5-1 with wins over Cal State Fullerton and Providence, Portland improved to 4-1 with an impressive win over WAC preseason favorite Nevada, and Santa Clara earned a solid road win at Montana.