In honor of the NCAA basketball tournament, U.S. News has taken a look at the Division I conferences. How do the schools in the Big West Conference match up based on their America's Best Colleges rankings?
|College Name and Location||U.S. News Rank||Team Nickname|
|1||California Polytechnic State University–San Luis ObispoSan Luis Obispo, CA||6*||Mustangs|
|2||California State University–Long BeachLong Beach, CA||26*||49ers|
|3||California State University–FullertonFullerton, CA||32*||Titans|
|4||University of California–DavisDavis, CA||42||Aggies|
|5||University of California–Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, CA||42||Gauchos|
|6||University of California–IrvineIrvine, CA||46||Anteaters|
|7||University of California–RiversideRiverside, CA||96||Highlanders|
|8||University of the PacificStockton, CA||115||Tigers|
|9||California State University–NorthridgeNorthridge, CA||Tier 3*||Matadors|
|All school rankings listed are within the National Universities ranking category utilized in America's Best Colleges unless otherwise noted.