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As 2012 season winds down, action heats up on the pitch

Oct. 23, 2012

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- As the 2012 season winds down, four West Coast Conference teams are within one point of first place. No. 5 BYU currently sits atop the WCC standings with 10 points, while Pepperdine, LMU, and San Diego have nine points apiece during conference play.

WCC QUICK HITS

  • Five WCC teams rank in the Top 50 in the latest NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI). BYU ranks fifth, Santa Clara is eighth, Pepperdine is 16th, Portland is 24th, and Loyola Marymount is 50th. The RPI is used to help select at-large teams for the NCAA Tournament.

  • Portland and BYU, lead the nation in average home attendance through Oct. 21. The Pilots average 3,567 fans per contest, and the Cougars average is 3,353.

  • Loyola Marymount junior GK Brittany Jagger is the WCC Player of the Week for the second time this season. Jagger made 11 saves over two matches last week -- her fifth and sixth clean sheets of the season -- in lifting the Lions to a road win at then-No. 15 Pepperdine, and an overtime triumph over San Francisco.

  • BYU's Carlee Payne Holmoe and Pepperdine's Michelle Pao rank 16th nationally with 9 assists this season.

  • San Francisco's Mackenzie Krieser is eighth in the nation with five game-winning goals.

  • Three West Coast Conference teams are ranked in this week's NSCAA Top 25 poll. BYU has earned its highest ranking in school history (5), while Santa Clara (17), and Pepperdine (19) are also ranked.

  • West Coast Conference members have made 65 NCAA Tournament appearances, 19 Final Four appearances, and have won three national titles (Santa Clara in 2001, Portland in 2002, 2005).

    View the PDF above for complete notes and updated stats.