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 West Coast Conference match up based on their America's Best Colleges rankings?
|College Name and Location||U.S. News Rank||Team Nickname|
|1||Santa Clara UniversitySanta Clara, CA||2*||Broncos|
|2||Gonzaga UniversitySpokane, WA||3*||Bulldogs|
|3||Loyola Marymount UniversityLos Angeles, CA||4*||Lions|
|4||University of PortlandPortland, OR||10*||Pilots|
|5||St. Mary's College of CaliforniaMoraga, CA||12*||Gaels|
|6||Pepperdine UniversityMalibu, CA||58||Waves|
|7||University of San DiegoSan Diego, CA||110||Toreros|
|8||University of San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA||121||Dons|
|All school rankings listed are within the National Universities ranking category utilized in America's Best Colleges unless otherwise noted.