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Zappos.com WCC Basketball Championships Seedings And Scenarios

Feb. 26, 2010

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - With conference play wrapping up this weekend, WCC teams look to secure seeds for the 2010 Zappos.com WCC Basketball Championships at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

Gonzaga has locked up the No. 1 seed in both the men's and the women's tournaments, while Saint Mary's has clinched the No. 2 seed in both tournaments. Having secured the top two seeds, the Zags and the Gaels will have a double-bye until the tournament semifinals on Sunday.

Below is a look at where the teams stand in terms of seeding for the upcoming basketball championship.

MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP SEEDS

  • Gonzaga (11-2) has clinched the #1 seed and earns a double-bye into the semifinals.
  • Saint Mary's (10-3) has clinched the #2 seed and earns a double-bye into the semifinals.
  • Portland (9-4) has clinched the #3 seed and a first round bye.
  • Loyola Marymount (7-6) and San Francisco (7-6) are both 7-6 heading into the final conference game and in the hunt for the #4 seed and the final first round bye. LMU plays at SMC, while USF plays at Gonzaga. If both teams tie, USF would own the tiebreaker over LMU thanks to a season sweep of the Lions.
  • Pepperdine (3-10), Santa Clara (3-10), and San Diego (2-11) will be seeds 6-8.

    WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP SEEDS

  • Gonzaga (13-0) has clinched the #1 seed and earns a double-bye into the semifinals.
  • Saint Mary's (11-2) has clinched the #2 seed and earns a double-bye into the semifinals.
  • Pepperdine (8-5) has clinched the #3 seed and a first round bye. San Diego (7-6) could tie Pepperdine for the third spot in the regular season standings, however, Pepperdine holds the tiebreaker over the Toreros (RPI).
  • Portland (6-7) plays at Santa Clara this weekend. If Portland and San Diego tie at 7-7, then Portland would be the #4 seed because it owns the tiebreaker over the Toreros thanks to a season split with Pepperdine.
  • Loyola Marymount (5-8) will be either the #5 or #6 seed.
  • San Francisco (1-12) and Santa Clara (1-12) will be the 7-8 seeds.