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UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

Gonzaga maintains top spot in poll, but No. 2 Virginia pulls closer

Gonzaga maintained its hold on No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll, and the Zags can’t help or hurt their position this week.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

Duke’s loss could create opening for Gonzaga to return to No. 1

Gonzaga could be two home wins away from returning to No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll after No. 8 North Carolina thumped top-ranked Duke 88-72 on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.

Duke probably will be new No. 1, followed by Gonzaga

Tennessee’s loss to Kentucky opened the door for a new No. 1 when the AP men’s college basketball poll is released Monday. It’ll almost certainly be a former No. 1. …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Gonzaga moves to No. 3 in AP college basketball poll

Gonzaga’s slow climb up the AP men’s college basketball rankings took another step forward Monday. After a three-week stay at fourth, the Zags moved to third in the latest poll …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

Holding pattern keeps Gonzaga at No. 4 in AP Top 25

Gonzaga isn’t going anywhere in the AP Top 25 college basketball poll and the Zags aren’t alone. For the third straight week, permanent marker could be used on the number …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

Gonzaga moves up to No. 4, Tennessee takes over top spot in AP Top 25

Gonzaga took a step up in the rankings after a chaotic week for the best teams in college basketball.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

No. 5 Gonzaga, top 10 remain in place in AP rankings

It was an eventful week on the court with three teams in the top five, including Gonzaga, involved in tight games before pulling out wins.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

How high can Gonzaga climb? Zags move up two spots to No. 5 in AP rankings

Conference play is taking a toll on several of college basketball’s top teams.Nevada dropped from the ranks of the unbeatens – only three remain – and Kansas lost for the …


No. 6 Nevada unbeaten no more with loss at New Mexico

The number of unbeaten teams in college basketball is down to three: Michigan, Virginia and Houston


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 5:48 p.m.

Gonzaga holds steady at No. 7 in AP college basketball poll

Gonzaga (12-2) held steady at No. 7 while Duke is No. 1 for the second straight week, followed by Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia, Kansas and Nevada.


Gonzaga women move to No. 21 in latest AP Top 25 rankings

Gonzaga moved up three spots to No. 21 in the latest AP Top 25 women’s basketball poll released on Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 7:32 p.m.

First loss drops Gonzaga to fourth in AP poll, sixth in USA Today

Gonzaga tumbled to fourth in the AP men’s college basketball poll and sixth in the USA Today poll, ending a two-week run at No. 1. Tennessee (7-1) knocked the Zags …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 11:17 a.m.

Gonzaga strengthens grip on No. 1 ranking

Gonzaga is No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll for the second straight week, and this time it’s not as crowded at the top.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

How we voted: With one fewer top-10 win, Gonzaga – not Kansas – gets our nod for nation’s top ranking

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


Gonzaga, looking out for No. 1, entertains North Dakota State

The debate began shortly after Gonzaga outlasted Duke and picked up steam a couple days later when Kansas rallied past Tennessee in overtime. It simmered over the weekend. Two strong …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:17 p.m.

Gonzaga, Kansas state cases for No. 1 ranking after impressive holiday-week wins

Gonzaga or Kansas? Which team will be ranked No. 1 come Monday? It should be an interesting vote from 65 media members in the AP poll and 32 Division I …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Loaded Gonzaga nabs No. 3 spot in AP Top 25 preseason poll

The games haven’t even started yet, but Gonzaga has gone where no Gonzaga team has gone before. The Zags checked in at No. 3 in the AP men’s basketball poll, …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

AP Top 25: LSU jumps to No. 6; Wisconsin tumbles from top 10

LSU surged to No. 6 in the Associated Press college football poll after its second victory of September against a highly ranked team, and Wisconsin tumbled to No. 18 after …


Gonzaga falls to No. 8 in poll after winning WCC Tournament

Gonzaga played some of its best basketball of the season in rolling to the WCC Tournament championship.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

Gonzaga climbs back into No. 6 spot in the AP basketball poll

Gonzaga obviously has some control over its standing in the AP basketball poll, but often it’s what other teams do that impacts the Zags’ ranking.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

Gonzaga picks up more points but slips to seventh in AP poll

One of Gonzaga’s better weeks of the regular season brought mixed results in the AP college basketball poll. The Zags won road games at San Diego and BYU to clinch …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 10:42 a.m.

Gonzaga shares No. 6 with Texas Tech after another rough week for ranked teams

Another week of carnage for teams in the AP college basketball poll saw squads ranked third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth lose at least once.


Hard to tell who will be No. 1 after first three in AP Top 25 lose in the same week

Top-ranked Villanova suffered a surprising loss to unranked St. John’s. No. 2 Virginia unexpectedly fell at home to unranked Virginia Tech. No. 3 Purdue lost not just once, but twice.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 5:12 p.m.

Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s climb into top 12 prior to Saturday’s showdown

It’ll be a top 12 showdown when Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s tangle in Moraga on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 4:46 p.m.

Gonzaga moves up to 14 in AP poll, Gaels climb into 13th spot

Gonzaga’s 2-0 week bumped the Zags up one spot to No. 14 in the AP college basketball poll.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 5:12 p.m.

Gonzaga falls to No. 15, one spot ahead of Saint Mary’s

Gonzaga’s loss to Saint Mary’s cost the Zags just two spots in the latest AP college basketball poll, but it did wonders for the Gaels. The Zags (17-4, 7-1 WCC) …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 3:38 p.m.

Gonzaga keeps climbing in AP poll, moves to No. 13

Gonzaga plunged from No. 12 to No. 20 after losing at San Diego State on Dec. 21 but three AP polls later the Zags have regained seven spots. The Zags …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

Gonzaga climbs four spots to No. 15 in AP basketball poll

Gonzaga, which thumped Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount, took advantage of the conference carnage elsewhere and moved up four spots to No. 15.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 3:29 p.m.

Gonzaga shares No. 19 ranking with Cincinnati in AP poll

Two blowout wins against WCC opponents didn’t do much for Gonzaga’s standing in the AP college basketball poll.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 4:01 p.m.

Gonzaga drops four spots to 19th in USA Today poll

Gonzaga slipped four spots to No. 19 in the USA Today college basketball poll released Tuesday.