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Gonzaga took a step up in the rankings after a chaotic week for the best teams in college basketball.
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 dropped four spots to No. 8 in the AP men’s college basketball poll after falling to North Carolina on Saturday.
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 (9-1) from the unbeaten ranks with a 76-73 win Sunday at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. Kansas, which was the preseason No. 1 but dropped despite not losing a game, returned to the top spot.
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.
Gonzaga’s rise from 1999 NCAA Tournament party crashers to full-blown national power has been the product of numerous program firsts over the last two decades. One of the biggest milestones came late in the 2013 season when the Zags were ranked No.1 for the first time.
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 resumes, coming off big-time wins. Two worthy candidates, but room for only one atop the rankings … unless the AP media panel votes one way and USA Today coaches go in a different direction.
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 coaches in the USA Today rankings.
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.
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 an outright WCC championship but they slipped from No. 6 to No. 7 when the latest poll was released Monday.
It’ll be a top 12 showdown when Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s tangle in Moraga on Saturday night.
Two blowout wins against WCC opponents didn’t do much for Gonzaga’s standing in the AP college basketball poll.
For the first time this season, Gonzaga went backward in the AP men’s basketball poll.
Gonzaga remains undisturbed while teams continue to zip up and down the AP college basketball rankings. The 12th-ranked Zags stayed in place for the third straight week after a wild 89-83 overtime victory over visiting North Dakota on Saturday.
Gonzaga keeps moving up in the AP college basketball poll and the Zags have an opportunity to make a big jump with Tuesday’s matchup against No. 4 Villanova.
Gonzaga will open the season ranked No. 19 in the USA Today preseason poll.
Gonzaga picked up some votes but remained fourth in the AP Top 25.
There isn’t a consensus at the top of the college basketball polls but there is on Gonzaga.
Gonzaga is No. 13 in the USA Today men’s basketball preseason poll.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs stayed put in the college basketball polls and so did the teams around them. The Zags (26-1) held down the third spot in the Associated Press poll and second in USA Today. Kentucky remains No. 1, followed by Virginia in the AP poll. Gonzaga received one first-place vote for the third consecutive week to prevent Kentucky from being a unanimous No. 1 in the USA Today rankings.