Gonzaga 16th In AP, 17th In USA Today/ESPN

Jan 5, 2004

SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga University held onto 16th in this week's Associated Press Top 25 men's basketball poll, and jumped a notch to 17th in the USA Today/ESPN balloting.

The Bulldogs won twice this past week to run their overall record to 10-2 entering West Coast Conference play Thursday at Pepperdine University and Saturday at Loyola Marymount University. Thursday's game tips off at 5:30 p.m. PST and will be televised on FOX Sports Northwest and FOX West2. There is no television for Saturday's 7 p.m. PST game at LMU. Both games can be heard on News Talk 1510 KGA radio.

Gonzaga received 760 points for a slim lead over No. 17 Syracuse University (9-2) which received 745 points in the voting of sportswriters. The 13th through 17th spots remained unchanged in the poll, which again has the University of Connecticut ranked No. 1 with 50 of 72 first place votes.

The Bulldogs moved to 17th in the USA Today/ESPN voting of coaches. Gonzaga garnered 276 points to trail the University of Texas by 15 points and lead the University of Wisconsin by 33. UConn also heads the coaches poll with 23 of 33 first place votes.

By The Associated Press

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' men's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 4, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:

                        Record  Pts   Pvs
 1. Connecticut (50)      11-1  1,752   1
 2. Duke (5)              10-1  1,673   2
 3. Arizona (5)            9-1  1,533   4
 4. Stanford (5)          11-0  1,528   5
 5. Wake Forest (5)        9-0  1,477   6
 6. Oklahoma (2)          10-0  1,408   7
 7. Kentucky               9-1  1,390   8
 8. Georgia Tech          12-1  1,282   3
 9. Saint Joseph's        11-0  1,252  10
10. Louisville             9-1  1,126  11
11. Cincinnati             9-0  1,023  12
12. North Carolina         8-2    964   9
13. Kansas                 8-2    903  13
14. Florida                9-2    854  14
15. Pittsburgh            14-0    843  15
16. Gonzaga               10-2    760  16
17. Syracuse               9-1    745  17
18. Texas                  7-2    576  19
19. Illinois               9-2    489  20
20. Vanderbilt            11-0    424  22
21. Wisconsin              9-2    305  18
22. Mississippi St.       11-0    267  24
23. Marquette              9-2    202  25
24. Purdue                10-3    131  21
25. Providence             8-1    130   -

Others receiving votes: Creighton 86, Texas Tech 83, Oklahoma St. 40, Memphis 29, Maryland 25, Florida St. 22, BYU 13, Seton Hall 13, Michigan 7, Missouri 6, W. Michigan 6, South Carolina 5, Utah St. 5, Boston College 4, Colorado St. 3, Dayton 3, LSU 3, Georgetown 2, Mississippi 2, Rhode Island 2, Boise St. 1, Boston U. 1, Georgia 1, Nebraska 1.

USA Today/ESPN

top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN men's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 4, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:

                       Record  Pts  Pvs
 1. Connecticut (23)    11-1   757   1
 2. Duke (6)            10-1   727   2
 3. Arizona (1)          9-1   671   4
 4. Wake Forest (2)      9-0   670   5
 5. Kentucky             9-1   628   6
 6. Stanford            11-0   615   7
 7. Oklahoma            10-0   551   8
 8. Georgia Tech        12-1   546   3
 9. Saint Joseph's (1)  11-0   522  10
10. Cincinnati           9-0   496  11
11. Florida              9-2   416  12
12. Louisville           9-1   410  14
13. North Carolina       8-2   408   9
14. Kansas               8-2   388  13
15. Pittsburgh          14-0   349  16
16. Texas                7-2   291  17
17. Gonzaga             10-2   276  18
18. Wisconsin            9-2   243  15
19. Syracuse             9-1   237  20
20. Illinois             9-2   233  19
21. Vanderbilt          11-0   144  24
22. Marquette            9-2   112  23
23. Creighton            9-0    70  NR
24. Oklahoma State       9-1    51  NR
25. Purdue              10-3    50  21
25. Texas Tech          12-2    50  NR

receiving votes: Mississippi State 44; Florida State 20; Providence 19; LSU 15; Missouri 13; Maryland 8; Memphis 7; Western Michigan 6; Dayton 5; Brigham Young 4; Southern Illinois 4; Nevada 3; Boise State 2; Boston College 2; North Carolina State 2; Seton Hall 2; South Carolina 2; Arkansas State 1; Charlotte 1; Colorado 1; Iowa 1; Manhattan 1; Rice 1.
 

 

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