Athletic Conference Breakdown 2010: West Coast Conference

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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.
  • *Universities Master's (West)