The West Coast Conference (WCC) is an NCAA collegiate athletics conference consisting of nine member schools across the states of California, Oregon, Utah and Washington. All of the current members are private, faith-based institutions. Pepperdine is an affiliate of the Churches of Christ and Brigham Young University is an affiliate of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). The other seven members are Catholic Church affiliates. Four of the seven Catholic schools are Jesuit affiliates. The incoming University of the Pacific, which will join in 2013, is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, although it has not been financially supported by the church since 1969. During the massive upheaval of conference affiliations in the 1990s, the WCC remained very stable. Before the 2010 realignment that eventually led to Brigham Young joining the conference, the last change of membership was in 1980, when Seattle University left the conference.
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