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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 (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’s No. 1 history comes with highs and lows

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.

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 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 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 an outright WCC championship but they slipped from No. 6 to No. 7 when the latest poll was released Monday.

Gonzaga remains No. 12 in AP 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 climbs to No. 12 in the AP rankings

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 men hold firm in AP, USA Today polls; Zags’ Wiltjer honored

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.