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 Western Athletic Conference match up based on their America's Best Colleges rankings?
|College Name and Location||U.S. News Rank||Team Nickname|
|1||California State University–FresnoFresno, CA||38*||Bulldogs|
|2||San Jose State UniversitySan Jose, CA||38*||Spartans|
|3||Boise State UniversityBoise, ID||57*||Broncos|
|4||Louisiana Tech UniversityRuston, LA||Tier 3||Bulldogs|
|5||University of Hawaii–ManoaHonolulu, HI||Tier 3||Warriors|
|6||University of IdahoMoscow, ID||Tier 3||Vandals|
|7||University of Nevada–RenoReno, NV||Tier 3||Wolf Pack|
|8||Utah State UniversityLogan, UT||Tier 3||Aggies|
|9||New Mexico State UniversityLas Cruces, NM||Tier 4||Aggies|
|All school rankings listed are within the National Universities ranking category utilized in America's Best Colleges unless otherwise noted.