Besides Gonzaga, CBS Sports Network's Jon Rothstein has his eye on BYU and Pepperdine as teams to watch as he answers five offseason questions on the WCC.
Beyond Gonzaga, the league could end up having a fairly rough season without some improvement from the middle of the league.
A less exciting slate than you'd expect, considering there are over 60 games.
Gonzaga is among the best teams in the nation, but BYU, Saint Mary's and Portland are also off to strong starts as the West Coast Conference race begins.
Non-conference play slows down -- though Duke and Jahlil Okafor face Toledo. Meanwhile, the WCC heats up early conference play, including No. 5 Gonzaga at San Diego and Portland-BYU.
Gonzaga looks poised to dominate the league again, but can anyone creep up and get a second bid?

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