Gonzaga Moves To 15th In USA Today/ESPN Poll

Jan 19, 2004

SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga University moved up two spots to 15th in this week's USA Today/ESPN Top 25 men's basketball poll.

The Bulldogs, 17th each of the past two weeks, received 361 points from the panel of coaches. The Bulldogs trail No. 14 University of Texas by 33 points and lead No. 16 Syracuse University by 14 points.

Duke University moved into the top spot, followed by Stanford University and Saint Joseph's University, the latter two the only teams to defeat Gonzaga in 16 games.

The University of Connecticut slipped from first to fourth following last week's loss to the University of North Carolina.

USA Today/ESPN Top 25

The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN men's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 18, 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. Duke (25)           14-1   765   2
 2. Stanford (5)        14-0   743   4
 3. Saint Joseph's (1)  15-0   675   6
 4. Connecticut         14-2   671   1
 5. Cincinnati          13-0   657   7
 6. Louisville          13-1   566   9
 7. Wake Forest         11-2   519   3
 8. Kentucky            11-2   505   5
 9. Pittsburgh          18-0   502  15
10. Kansas              11-2   486  12
11. North Carolina      11-3   469  11
12. Arizona             11-3   420   8
13. Georgia Tech        14-2   396  14
14. Texas               11-2   394  16
15. Gonzaga             14-2   361  17
16. Syracuse            13-1   347  19
17. Florida             11-3   342  10
18. Texas Tech          14-2   214  22
19. Wisconsin           11-3   203  18
20. Mississippi State   14-1   168  24
21. Oklahoma            10-3   167  13
22. Vanderbilt          13-2   142  23
23. Purdue              12-4    91  NR
24. Creighton           13-1    68  20
25. Oklahoma State      12-2    61  NR

Others receiving votes: Illinois 24; Maryland 20; South Carolina 19; Western Michigan 15; Marquette 10; North Carolina State 10; Utah 9; LSU 7; Utah State 7; Southern Illinois 5; Boston College 4; Fresno State 4; Hawaii 3; Rice 2; Iowa State 1; Manhattan 1; Memphis 1; Texas-El Paso 1.

 

 

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