Gonzaga Stands Pat At No. 14 In Polls

SPOKANE, Wash. (http://www.gozags.com) – Gonzaga University’s men’s basketball team remained 14th in both the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN Top 25 polls.

The Bulldogs downed Kansas State University 68-52 in the State Farm Battle in Seattle last Saturday in their only game of the week.

Gonzaga has been ranked every week this season and was 10th two weeks ago until falling to 14th after suffering its first loss of the season against the University of Illinois, which remained 10th in both polls.
The Zags trail No. 13 University of Minnesota by 20 points in the AP voting and No. 13 Creighton University y 12 points in the USA Today/ESPN vote by the coaches.

Duke University took over the top spot in both polls after Butler University upended former No. 1 Indiana University which held the top spot for six weeks. Butler, who the Bulldogs visit Jan. 17 for ESPN’s College Game Day from legendary Hinkle Fieldhouse, moved into the AP poll at No. 19 and into the USA Today/ESPN rankings at No. 25.

Oklahoma State University, who the Bulldogs visit New Year’s Eve, is ranked 24th in both polls.

Gonzaga’s last action prior to Christmas break will be Wednesday when Campbell University visits the McCarthey Athletic Center for a 6 p.m. contest.

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25

 

RK     TEAM                                RECORD             PTS

1      Duke (62)                               9-0                1,622

2      Michigan (3)                         11-0               1,543

3      Syracuse                                9-0                1,465

4      Arizona                                  8-0                1,371

5      Louisville                               9-1                1,362

6      Indiana                                  9-1                1,321

7      Ohio State                             8-1                1,249

8      Florida                                   7-1                1,163

9      Kansas                                   8-1                1,110

10      Illinois                                   12-0               1,044

11      Cincinnati                             10-0                  967

12      Missouri                                 8-1                   886

13      Minnesota                            11-1                  730

14      GONZAGA                           10-1                  710

15      Georgetown                          9-1                   579

16      New Mexico                          11-0                  548

17      Creighton                             10-1                  530

18      San Diego State                    8-1                   493

19      Butler                                      8-2                   361

20      Michigan State                      9-2                   343

21      UNLV                                      8-1                   315

22      Notre Dame                           9-1                   291

23      North Carolina                      8-2                   256

24      Oklahoma State                    8-1                   244

25      North Carolina State             7-2                   198

 

Others receiving votes: Oregon 176, Pittsburgh 158, Kentucky 41, Wyoming 14, Marquette 8, Virginia Commonwealth 7, Wichita State 6, Connecticut 4, Murray State 4, Miami (FL) 3, Maryland 2, Bucknell 1

 

 

USA TODAY/ESPN TOP 25

 

RK     TEAM                                RECORD             PTS

1      Duke (30)                               9-0                   774

2      Michigan (1)                         11-0                  743

3      Syracuse                                9-0                   695

4      Louisville                               9-1                   640

5      Arizona                                  8-0                   632

6      Indiana                                  9-1                   627

7      Ohio State                             8-1                   595

8      Kansas                                   8-1                   552

9      Florida                                   7-1                   532

10      Illinois                                   12-0                  482

11      Cincinnati                             10-0                  460

12      Missouri                                 8-1                   451

13      Creighton                             10-1                  351

14      GONZAGA                           10-1                  339

15      San Diego State                    8-1                   296

16      Minnesota                            11-1                  273

17      New Mexico                          11-0                  219

18      UNLV                                      8-1                   216

19      North Carolina                      8-2                   187

19      Michigan State                      9-2                   187

21      Georgetown                          9-1                   180

22      Notre Dame                           9-1                   125

23      Kentucky                                7-3                     98

24      Oklahoma State                    8-1                     94

25      Butler                                      8-2                     89

 

Others receiving votes: North Carolina State 84, Pittsburgh 74, Oregon 45, Virginia Commonwealth 11, Wyoming 8, Connecticut 6, Wichita State 5, Murray State 3, Oklahoma 2

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