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Zags #1 in AP Poll for 4th straight week

Zags #1 In Ap Top 25 Poll For 4th Straight Week Zags #1 In Ap Top 25 Poll For 4th Straight Week

For the fourth straight week, the Gonzaga Bulldogs rank above everybody else as the number one team in the country according to the AP Top 25 Poll.

This past week, Gonzaga beat both San Francisco and Pacific by a combined score of 56 points.

Next up for Gonzaga:

2/23 San Diego

2/25 BYU

WCC Tournament - March 2nd - March 7th

It is the fourth week at No. 1 for Gonzaga (28-0), the only unbeaten team in Division I. The Zags received 59 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel on Monday.

Villanova (26-2) received five first-place votes and Kansas (24-3), which beat West Virginia and Baylor last week, got the other No. 1 vote.

The three teams from the Pac-12 - Arizona, UCLA and Oregon - are fourth through sixth. Louisville is seventh, followed by North Carolina, Baylor and Duke.

Baylor, which lost to Texas Tech and Kansas, dropped five places from fourth.

Wichita State makes its first Top 25 appearance since last season. The Shockers replace South Carolina, which fell out after a five-week run in the poll.

Kentucky moved up two spots to 11th and is followed by West Virginia, Florida, Purdue, Cincinnati, Wisconsin, SMU, Virginia, Florida State and Saint Mary's.

The last five ranked teams are Notre Dame, Butler, Creighton, Maryland and Wichita State.

The Shockers (25-4), who were ranked for six weeks last season, enter the poll on a 10-game winning streak, and they are tied with Illinois State at 15-1 for first place in the Missouri Valley Conference.

South Carolina (20-7) dropped out from 21st after losing to Arkansas and Vanderbilt last week.

Two top 10 matchups highlight the week's double-ranked games.

On Wednesday, No. 7 Louisville is at No. 8 North Carolina, and on Saturday, No. 5 UCLA is at No. 4 Arizona.

Second-ranked Villanova has two games against ranked teams this week, hosting No. 22 Butler on Wednesday and No. 23 Creighton on Saturday.

The other double-ranked game is No. 13 Florida at No. 11 Kentucky on Saturday.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Gonzaga (59) 28-0 1,618
2 Villanova (5) 26-2 1,556
3 Kansas (1) 24-3 1,503
4 Arizona 25-3 1,356
5 UCLA 24-3 1,316
6 Oregon 24-4 1,297
7 Louisville 22-5 1,267
8 North Carolina 23-5 1,138
9 Baylor 22-5 1,108
10 Duke 22-5 1,014
11 Kentucky 22-5 943
12 West Virginia 21-6 908
13 Florida 22-5 822
14 Purdue 22-5 807
15 Cincinnati 24-3 733
16 Wisconsin 22-5 713
17 SMU 24-4 554
18 Virginia 18-8 427
19 Florida State 21-6 419
20 Saint Mary's 24-3 375
21 Notre Dame 21-7 322
22 Butler 21-6 295
23 Creighton 22-5 178
24 Maryland 22-5 159
25 Wichita State 25-4 153
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