Gonzaga Jumps To 11th In Associated Press Top 25

Nov. 15, 2010

By JIM O'CONNELL
AP Basketball Writer

The first poll of college basketball's regular season looks a lot like the preseason Top 25.

Duke was again a runaway No. 1 on Monday, receiving 58 first-place votes, three more than it had in The Associated Press' preseason rankings.

The Blue Devils, the defending national champions, opened the season Sunday with a 37-point win over Princeton.

The same teams were in the poll, with eight schools switching places. The 25 teams were a combined 31-0 in the first week of play, with Missouri the only one without at least one win.

There should be plenty of movement in next week's poll. At least three games between ranked teams are scheduled this week. Michigan State, which received the other seven first-place votes, remained second followed by Kansas State, Ohio State and Pittsburgh. Villanova was sixth with Kansas, North Carolina, Florida and Syracuse rounding out the top 10.

The first of the four switches was Gonzaga and Kentucky, which are 11th and 12th this week. Illinois was 13th followed by Purdue, Missouri, Butler, Baylor Washington, Memphis and Georgetown. The last five ranked teams were Temple, Virginia Tech, BYU, Tennessee and San Diego State.

The other switches were Butler and Baylor, Temple and Virginia Tech and BYU and Tennessee.

There are three double-ranked games set for Tuesday: San Diego State at Gonzaga, Ohio State at Florida and Virginia Tech at Kansas State. All three are regularly scheduled games and not tournament matchups.

The Bulldogs got off to a 2-0 start with a pair of wins last weekend, while the Aztecs are 1-0 following a road win at Long Beach State on Saturday. The matchup is the second game for the Bulldogs in the O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic Regional Round. The Zags head to Kansas City, Mo., next Monday and Tuesday for the Championship Round, opening with third-ranked Kansas State. Duke and Marquette are in the other half of the bracket.

The Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll, with
number of first-place votes and record in parentheses, total
points and previous ranking:
(Records through November 14, 2010)
    TEAM                                   PTS   PVS
    ----                                   ---   ---
 1. DUKE (58) (1-0)                      1,617     1
 2. MICHIGAN ST (7) (1-0)                1,558     2
 3. KANSAS ST (1-0)                      1,422     3
 4. OHIO ST (1-0)                        1,379     4
 5. PITTSBURGH (3-0)                     1,325     5
 6. VILLANOVA (1-0)                      1,197     6
 7. KANSAS (1-0)                         1,178     7
 8. NORTH CAROLINA (1-0)                 1,021     8
 9. FLORIDA (1-0)                        1,017     9
10. SYRACUSE (2-0)                         967    10
11. GONZAGA (2-0)                          911    12
12. KENTUCKY (1-0)                         887    11
13. ILLINOIS (3-0)                         834    13
14. PURDUE (1-0)                           772    14
15. MISSOURI                               685    15
16. BUTLER (1-0)                           626    17
17. BAYLOR (1-0)                           587    16
18. WASHINGTON (1-0)                       587    18
19. MEMPHIS (1-0)                          540    19
20. GEORGETOWN (1-0)                       333    20
21. TEMPLE (2-0)                           289    22
22. VIRGINIA TECH (1-0)                    271    21
23. BYU (1-0)                              228    24
24. TENNESSEE (1-0)                        194    23
25. SAN DIEGO ST (1-0)                     162    25
Others Receiving Votes: TEXAS 130, WISCONSIN 113, WEST
VIRGINIA 43, GEORGIA 42, MINNESOTA 41, FLORIDA ST 37, UNLV
21, WICHITA ST 20, RICHMOND 18, VANDERBILT 16, NC STATE 9,
CONNECTICUT 8, COLORADO 7, ARIZONA 6, MISSISSIPPI ST 6,
MURRAY ST 6, UCLA 4, MARYLAND 3, OHIO 3, UTAH ST 3,
APPALACHIAN ST 1, PORTLAND 1

 

 

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