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
|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
|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.|