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WCC Basketball: Pre-Summer 2015 Power Rankings

WCC Basketball: Pre-Summer 2015 Power Rankings

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It should come as no surprise that the top of the West Coast Conference standings should remain the same next season. However, the WCC will be decimated by the loss of multiple key seniors next season, meaning that the door opens up for several teams to take a major step forward. Here are the pre-summer 2015 power rankings for the WCC.

No. 5 Santa Clara Broncos

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No. 5 Santa Clara Broncos

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Santa Clara brings back their key players and should improve on last year’s campaign. The WCC drops off after the top, so anything could happen.

No. 4 St. Mary’s Gaels

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No. 4 St. Mary’s Gaels

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St. Mary’s lost a few key seniors, but is never far out of the top of the WCC.

No. 3 Pepperdine Waves

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No. 3 Pepperdine Waves

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Pepperdine’s two leading scorers and rebounders return. Last season, the Waves lost several key games by one possession. That should change next season.

No. 2 BYU Cougars

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No. 2 BYU Cougars

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Tyler Haws is gone, but you have a triple-double machine in Kyle Collinsworth to lead the team. Now, the team just needs to play some defense.

No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs

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No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs

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Obviously the leading team in the conference, at least heading into this summer, Gonzaga should begin the season as a preseason top 15 team with top 10 aspirations.

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