The West Coast Conference weekly release dutifully trumpets its non-conference winning percentage. It was nearly 69 percent just over a week ago but has slipped to 67. All 10 WCC programs sport winning records.
Saint Mary’s was one of the nation’s last 10 unbeatens before falling to South Carolina on Sunday. Four WCC teams were in the RPI top 25 prior to a rough pre-Christmas patch. BYU (16), Pacific (35) and Gonzaga (36) remain in the top 40. Saint Mary’s lost three straight in Hawaii and dropped to 49.