A strong backcourt will carry the San Diego Toreros, who should be back above .500 if they get any production out of their post options in 2013-14.
Their do-it-all point guard is gone, but the Saint Mary's Gaels return enough talent to make another run in March.
With a squad full of shooters and an experienced roster, the San Francisco Dons appear ready to challenge the teams who traditionally rule the West Coast Conference.
Pepperdine has scoring talent and new additions that should make the offense better, but unless the defense improves, it won't matter.
The Santa Clara Broncos won the CBI last season, but they lost a lot of the scoring and must rely upon an experienced point guard to lead the way in 2013-14.
With Tony Gill, Khalil Kelley and Ross Rivera back to lead the way, Pacific could make waves in its return to the WCC.
The Portland Pilots will heavily rely on senior forward Ryan Nicholas, but where they can find consistent scoring beyond him is a big question mark heading into the 2013-14 season.
They lost two frontcourt stars to the NBA, but the Zags now boast a perimeter trio that should lead them to another conference crown.
Led by Tyler Haws, the BYU Cougars have the returning talent and incoming help to challenge for a league title. They're a good bet to land back in the NCAA tournament.
Nic Reiner previews the 2013-14 season for Texas Southern. With the addition of transfer Aaric Murray, Tigers are the team to beat in the SWAC.
Nic Reiner previews the 2013-14 season for Prairie View A&M. The Panthers, despite key losses from last season's team, could surprise in the SWAC.
Nic Reiner previews the 2013-14 season for Mississippi Valley State. The Delta Devils, without last season's star, aren't likely to improve.
Nic Reiner previews the 2013-14 season for Southern University. Behind senior scorer Malcolm Miller, the Jaguars should go far.
Nic Reiner previews the 2013-14 season for Alcorn State. The Braves' fate this season will likely rest on the shoulders of guard LeAntwan Luckett
Nic Reiner previews the 2013-14 season for Grambling State. The Tigers are not expected to escape the bottom of the SWAC standings.
Nic Reiner previews the 2013-14 season for Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The Golden Lions will be ineligible for postseason play again and are likely to regress.