Basketball The Best Big West Basketball Teams  

Ranker NCAA Basketball
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The best Big West basketball teams create a fun atmosphere when playing each other for the chance to become the top squad in the conference.

Few prospects from the college basketball teams in the Big West make the sport's top level. Even the best Big West players often top out as talented NBA role players, like Brian Shaw, Bruce Bowen and Byron Russell. 

While no Big West program has made a Final Four, UC Irvine left a mark on the 2019 NCAA Tournament, busting brackets with a first-round upset of Kansas State.

So which Big West team gets your vote for the conference's best?

Long Beach State 49ers men's b... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Big West Basketball Teams
Photo: Long Beach

All-time record: 815-680
Conferences titles:14
National championships: 0
Final Four appearances: 0

Notable players: Bryon Russell, Lucious Harris

Location: Long Beach, California

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UC Santa Barbara Gauchos men's... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Big West Basketball Teams
Photo: UC Santa Barbara
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UC Santa Barbara Gauchos

All-time record: 840-748
Conferences titles: 4
National championships: 0
Final Four appearances: 0

Notable players: Brian Shaw

Location: Santa Barbara, California

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UC Irvine Anteaters men's bask... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Big West Basketball Teams
Photo: UC Irvine
3 11 VOTES

All-time record: 626-643
Conferences titles: 6
National championships: 0
Final Four appearances: 0

Notable players: Tom Tolbert

Location: Irvine, California

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Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Men's ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Big West Basketball Teams
Photo: University of Hawaii
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Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors

All-time record: 758-681
Conferences titles: 3
National championships: 0
Final Four appearances: 0

Notable players: Anthony Carter

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

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