ESPN.com's WCC preview

Before we get to the Blue Ribbon team-by-team previews for the West Coast Conference, here is Eamonn Brennan's quick wind sprint through the league:

Blue Ribbon breakdowns of all nine teams in the WCC:

Brigham Young


Loyola Marymount



Saint Mary'sInsider Free

San Diego

San Francisco

Santa Clara

More WCC content:

-- Myron Medcalf's "Five things I can't wait to see" in the West Coast Conference

-- John Gasaway answers five burning questions for the leagueInsider

-- Brennan's Three Big Things on Gonzaga

-- Medcalf rates and analyzes the nonconference schedules of the WCC

-- Andy Katz on how new-look BYU will remain in contention in the WCC

-- Joel Francisco identifies the top freshmen and potential recruits in the WCCInsider

-- Katz on the new mission rule change by the LDS and how it could affect BYU recruiting

-- ESPN.com's Summer Shootaround preview of the WCC

-- See where Gonzaga, Brigham Young and San Francisco ranked in our "50 in 50" series, which attempted to identify the 50 most successful programs of the past half-century

-- For more coverage of the WCC in the Nation blog, click here.