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BYU tabbed #2 in West Coast Conference by coaches, Davies named preseason all-conference

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BYU was voted to finish second by coaches at West Coast Conference media day on Monday.

Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

The West Coast Conference held its media day on Monday, which included the release of the preseason poll and all-conference team as voted on by the coaches. BYU was picked to finish second in the WCC behind Gonzaga. The Cougars received one first-place vote and narrowly edged Saint Mary's for the second spot.

Despite ten players appearing on the WCC preseason all-conference team, only Brandon Davies appears on the list from BYU.

Also of note, the conference announced a TV partnership with Time Warner Sports in Los Angeles. Time Warner is the new rights-holder of the L.A. Lakers, and will now feature a WCC game of the week every Saturday during conference play. BYU's road game at Santa Clara on January 12, 2013 is featured in the game-of-the-week lineup. This is a very good thing for the conference as a whole, and it sounded like it would open the door to simulcasting of BYUtv broadcasts on some occasions as well.

Here are the full preseason poll and all-conference team:

2012-13 WEST COAST CONFERENCE PRESEASON POLL

School

Pts

1. Gonzaga Bulldogs (7)

63

2. BYU Cougars (1)

55

3. Saint Mary's Gaels (1)

52

4. Loyola Marymount Lions

37

5. San Diego Toreros

36

6. Santa Clara Broncos

35

7. San Francisco Dons

19

8. Portland Pilots

15

9. Pepperdine Waves

12

PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

GUARDS

Gary Bell, Jr. - Gonzaga
Johnny Dee - San Diego
Matthew Dellavedova - Saint Mary's
Kevin Foster - Santa Clara
Stephen Holt - Saint Mary's
Anthony Ireland - Loyola Marymount
Kevin Pangos - Gonzaga

FORWARDS

Brandon Davies - BYU
Sam Dower - Gonzaga
Elias Harris - Gonzaga