It is the final weekend before the beginning on conference play and some teams have proven quite a bit, where others still have something left to prove.
But with every team having played at least 10 games, we have a much better idea of what each team is about and where they are heading.
Saint Mary’s was the first team to 10 wins, with its best win coming against Northern Iowa. BYU played wire-to-wire with Baylor before falling.
Gonzaga continues to roll along, cruising to a victory over Butler.
All that said, here are this week’s power rankings:
1. BYU (10-3)
Did BYU pick up a loss since the last rankings?
Yes, it did but that loss was more impressive than any other win the conference has had this season.
The Cougars proved they can hang with a top-10 team and, given the right circumstances, can beat one.
Matt Carlino became eligible before the Baylor game and in three games has been a huge shot in the arm.
Carlino is averaging 16 points while shooting 50 percent from three in his first three games.
2. Gonzaga (9-2)
The nonconference slate is over for Gonzaga and, as usual, came out smelling like a rose.
The Bulldogs had the toughest preseason of any of the WCC teams but let a couple of games slip away.
Gonzaga can be better but may not get a chance to prove it again until they see Saint Mary’s or BYU.
They do play Xavier next weekend but, since the suspensions, is not the same team.
3. Saint Mary’s (10-2)
The Gaels’ loss to Baylor proved two things.
The first is they can play with the best in the nation. The second is they need to be more consistent shooting the ball.
There have been five games in which Saint Mary’s has failed to shoot above 44 percent, including its last two games.
While the Gaels still search for the marquee win, they are in the midst of their toughest stretch of games with Missouri State and BYU to come.
4. San Francisco (9-4)
Not without its challenges, San Francisco has had one of the easier preseasons and now enters conference play right where everyone expected them to be.
In fourth place.
The Dons start WCC play with the two LA schools in what should seemingly be no problem.
But watch out for LMU. The Lions could play spoiler for anybody.
5. Santa Clara (7-4)
After tripping up against Houston Baptist, the Broncos get an additional week of preseason and won’t play a conference foe until Jan. 5.
Santa Clara has been living dangerously all season with Kevin Foster and Evan Roquemore shooting a combined 38 percent from the field.
Also, sixty-two percent of their shots come from three.
Living and dying by the three.
6. LMU (6-6)
You never know what you’re going to get from the Lions.
LMU has been extremely inconsistent in the past couple of weeks and it cost them in its road losses against Florida State and Morgan State.
7. Pepperdine (6-5)
Pepperdine put up a tough fight with Washington State in Pullman but came up close.
This is the second time the Waves have kept pace with a Pac-12 opponent on the road.
I would have wanted to see what this team could do if they were at full strength.
8. San Diego (5-7)
The Toreros shot 53 percent in the second half against Stanford last Saturday despite picking up the loss.
San Diego has continued to show growth but has not been able to pick up the wins to match as of yet.
Behind Johnny Dee, I expect them to avoid the cellar in WCC play.
9. Portland (3-10)
Portland was one of the better three-point shooting teams in the nation last season.
This year, they are only shooting 30 percent from distance and 42 percent from the field.
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