WCC Power Rankings, January 13th

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Jan 11, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Toreros head coach Bill Grier talks with his team in a timeout during the first half against the Pepperdine Waves at Jenny Craig Pavillion. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

10. San Diego

Ranking Before Conf. Play Began: 6

Record: 10-8 (1-4)

RPI: 182

KenPom: 166

Place in Conf. Standings: 9

San Diego Toreros won their first conference game on Thursday, defeating LMU by a score of 74-67.

The Toreros were expected to be in the mix for one of the top 5 (or even the top 3 in some cases) spaces in the conference. Part of the reason for their struggles is the shooting slump of point guard Christopher Anderson.

From a passing standpoint, Anderson is playing well, with an assist-to-turnover of 2.8. However, Anderson has struggled to shoot the ball in conference play. The point guard is shooting an uncharacteristic 29.1 percent from the field in conference play, which has allowed defenses to focus closer on the Toreros other scorers such as Johnny Dee and Duda Sanadze. San Diego needs Anderson to start to pick it up shooting wise so defense cannot sag into the paint and drape over Sanadze and Dee.