Pepperdine was once one of the best mid-major programs in the country. Now, after some hard times, the Waves look to get back near the top with an experience-laden roster.
Gonzaga is still the team to beat in the WCC while it looks like St. Mary's, BYU and Pepperdine will have a fierce battle for second place.
Beyond Gonzaga, the league could end up having a fairly rough season without some improvement from the middle of the league.

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