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Gonzaga men stay at No. 18, women move up

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Gonzaga celebrated another WCC regular season title after beating San Francisco on Saturday (Photo: SWX) Gonzaga celebrated another WCC regular season title after beating San Francisco on Saturday (Photo: SWX)

With the regular conference season behind them, the Gonzaga Bulldogs can look forward to the West Coast Conference tournament in Las Vegas.  And they can do it with a No. 18 ranking.

The Zags were ranked No. 18 in Monday morning's AP Top 25 poll - the same rank they had last week.  They're right behind Pittsburgh and just ahead of Georgetown.  They moved up one spot in the coaches poll to No. 14.

Gonzaga plays one more game before the WCC tournament: a non-conference finale against Cal State Bakersfield at home in The Kennel.  Because of their No. 1 seed position, they earned a bye in the first two rounds and won't play until the semifinals on Sunday.  They'll play Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine or San Francisco.  Saint Mary's, as the second seed, will play the winner between San Diego, Santa Clara and Portland.

The Zags' semifinal game on Sunday is set for 5:30 p.m. and can be seen live on ESPN2.  The Championship game on Monday is set for 6 p.m. on ESPN.

On the women's side, Gonzaga moved up two spots to No. 17 in the AP Top 25 - their highest ranking ever.  Like the men, they also earned a bye in the first two rounds of the WCC Tournament.  They play Sunday against Santa Clara, San Diego or Portland.  Saint Mary's is the No. 2 seed and will play the winner between Loyola Marymount, San Francisco and Pepperdine.  The women's semifinals will not be televised, but the finals on Monday will be on ESPNU at Noon.

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