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WCC Media Poll & All-Conference Team

October 26th, 2008
GonzagaLAS VEGAS, Nev. - If you remember how the top three finished in the West Coast Conference men's basketball regular-season chase a year ago then you won't see anything out of the ordinary to start the 2008-09 campaign.

Gonzaga University edged Saint Mary's College and the University of San Diego in the 2008-09 WCC men's basketball pre-season poll as selected by the league coaches. The announcement was made at the 2008 WCC Basketball Media Day at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, site of the 2009 WCC Basketball Tournament.

Poll: How Many WCC Teams Will Make the 2009 Tournament?

September 23rd, 2008

Poll: What Will be the Best Mid-Major Conference in 2009?

August 13th, 2008
Colonial

Rise & Fall: Mid-Major Conference Review

August 11th, 2008
Big West

In recent weeks, the Rise & Fall series has chronicled the progress (or regress) of college basketball's major conference teams. But if I equated each team to a civilization, I was mistaken. It is really the NCAA conference that equates to a burgeoning civilization or nation, each with its sometimes stable and sometimes rotating member states. Like civilizations, the prestige and power of conferences wax and wane..

 

Conference Rise & Fall: The Data

August 7th, 2008
ACC

People have been emailing me this week asking how I came up with the groupings for the Conference Rise & Fall articles. While the groupings I used were based on a mix of intuition and stats, here are the actual conference RPI's over the last decade. Notice the clean split between certain league divisions.. for example, the BCS leagues and non-BCS leagues. The difference in avg RPI between the best and worst BCS leagues (ACC & Pac-10) is 2.7, which is almost as big as the gap between the Pac-10 and the closest non-BCS league.

Today's Poll: Will The WCC Get Three Bids?

March 11th, 2008

Left Coast Report: Year of the Fat Boy

February 12th, 2008
Pac-12The Chinese New Year, the year of the rat (perhaps a good omen for Coach K), is upon us. However, on the west coast it is the year of a plumper, more rotund, creature – the fat boy. Armed with his sweaty back, gut swinging low-post drop step and point-blank lay-ins, the fat boy is all the rage in the Pac-10 and WCC.

 

Poll: Who Will Win the WCC, Gonzaga or Saint Mary's?

February 4th, 2008
Gonzaga

Daily Poll: Best Non-BCS Conference?

December 9th, 2007
Horizon
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