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01-07-2014, 02:49 PM
FYI...from ESPN Insider article...

There are three WCC teams ranked in the TOP 68 College teams in the country according to Mr. Bilas; however, this isn't an indication that all three WILL make the Dance.

Top 68 teams in college hoops
Arizona holds the No. 1 spot in Jay Bilas' ranking of the nation's best teams

24. Gonzaga Bulldogs (http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/team/_/id/2250/gonzaga-bulldogs) (Previous ranking: 13)
The Bilastrator remains impressed with how tough this team is. After Sam Dower (http://sports.espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/player/_/id/46210/sam-dower)went down against Kansas State, the Zags continued to battle on the road and bounced back without Dower or Gary Bell (http://espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=56799) to beat the stuffing out of Saint Mary's and Pacific.Kevin Pangos (http://sports.espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/player/_/id/56798/kevin-pangos) is shooting 48 percent from deep, making more than three 3-point shots per game and is also shooting 92 percent from the free throw line.

52. BYU Cougars (http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/team/_/id/252/brigham-young-cougars) (Previous ranking: 37)
The offensive play of the Cougars was impressive early in the season. Yet after 16 games, BYU is a pedestrian 9-7 with losses to Iowa State, Wichita State, UMass, Utah, Oregon, LMU and Pepperdine. Clearly, the Cougars have a lot of quality losses but precious few quality wins. BYU, despite its talented backcourt, is not rated in the top-50 in offensive or defensive efficiency. This team is better than its record, but its record is not as good as it should be.

65. Saint Mary's Gaels (http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/team/_/id/2608/saint-mary's-gaels) (Previous ranking: 56)
The Gaels started 9-0, but The Bilas Index charitably called its schedule "modest." Saint Mary's has lost four of its past six, going 0-3 in Hawaii and getting drilled by a depleted Gonzaga team. But wins against Louisiana Tech and Boise State are keeping the Gaels in The Bilas Index.

By Jay Bilas (http://search.espn.go.com/jay-bilas/) | ESPN Insider