WCC Power Rankings, February 4th

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Jan 16, 2014; Malibu, CA, USA; Pepperdine Waves guard Austin Mills (13) brings the ball up court in the second half against the Gonzaga Bulldogs at Firestone Fieldhouse. Gonzaga defeated Pepperdine 70-53. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Fielding-USA TODAY Sports

5. Pepperdine

Last Week: 5

Record: 12-10 (3-6)

RPI: 128

KenPom: 130

Place in Conf. Standings: 5

The Waves held their ground at home and trounced the LMU Lions by 11 points to notch a point for themselves in the PCH Cup, the two schools competition amongst each other.

Marty Wilson made a surprise starting lineup change on Saturday, starting sophomore forward Jett Raines over the heralded Stacy Davis. It paid off, as Raines scored 15 points and grabbed 8 boards in the Pepperdine victory.

Pepperdine hosts Pacific and San Francisco this week. A pair of victories would put a lot of pressure on San Francisco, BYU and Saint Mary’s to perform, or else the Waves will jump them in the standings.