MBB Returns to the Top of the Collegiate Men's Basketball World

Jan. 30, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Gonzaga men's basketball team climbed to No. 1 in the USA Today Coaches' Poll and the Associated Press Top 25 Monday.
 
The Zags (22-0, 10-0 West Coast Conference) remain the lone unbeaten team in Div. I. GU receives the No. 1 ranking for the second time in program history. The Bulldogs were No. 1 in both polls in the last three rankings of the 2012-13 season, prior to the NCAA Tournament.
 
The Bulldogs are receiving 46 of the 65 first-place votes in the AP poll and 24 of the 32 first-place votes in the coaches' poll. Gonzaga opened this season at No. 13 in the coaches' poll and 14th in the AP poll.
 
The No. 1/1 Zags play at BYU Thursday, before welcoming Santa Clara Saturday.
 
USA Today Coaches' Top 25 Poll (Week 13 - Jan. 30)

1

Gonzaga (24)

22-0

785

2

Kansas (7)

19-2

749

3

Baylor

20-1

720

4

Villanova (1)

20-2

719

5

Arizona

20-2

672

6

Kentucky

17-4

583

7

Louisville

18-4

525

8

UCLA

19-3

518

9

Wisconsin

18-3

509

10

North Carolina

19-4

499

11

Virginia

16-4

470

12

West Virginia

17-4

457

13

Oregon

19-3

451

14

Cincinnati

19-2

360

15

Butler

18-4

328

16

Florida State

18-4

321

17

Maryland

19-2

253

18

Notre Dame

17-5

228

19

St. Mary's (Calif.)

19-2

214

20

South Carolina

17-4

191

21

Duke

16-5

165

22

Creighton

19-3

159

23

Florida

16-5

137

24

Purdue

17-5

106

25

Xavier

15-6

97

Others Receiving Votes:
Northwestern 73; SMU 33; Southern California 24; Miami (Fla.) 19; Middle Tennessee 9; UNC-Wilmington 8; New Mexico State 7; Nevada 3; Wichita State 3; Indiana 3; Kansas State 1; Akron 1.
 
AP Top 25 Poll (Week 13 - Jan. 30)

1

Gonzaga (46)

22-0

1,594

2

Baylor (6)

20-1

1,504

3

Kansas (9)

19-2

1,503

4

Villanova (4)

20-2

1,479

5

Arizona

20-2

1,387

6

Louisville

18-4

1,237

7

West Virginia

17-4

1,101

8

Kentucky

17-4

1,083

9

Virginia

16-4

1,061

10

Wisconsin

18-3

1,058

11

UCLA

19-3

993

12

North Carolina

19-4

965

13

Oregon

19-3

863

14

Cincinnati

19-2

756

15

Florida State

18-4

727

16

Butler

18-4

717

17

Maryland

19-2

518

18

Saint Mary's

19-2

409

19

South Carolina

17-4

384

20

Notre Dame

17-5

363

21

Duke

16-5

339

22

Creighton

19-3

307

23

Purdue

17-5

264

24

Florida

16-5

213

25

Northwestern

18-4

106

Others Receiving Votes:
SMU 69, Xavier 67, USC 29, Wichita St 8, Akron 5, Middle Tennessee 5, VCU 3, Virginia Tech 2, Illinois State 2, New Mexico State 2, Utah 1, Iowa State 1

 

 

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