Bulldogs Move Up In AP Top 25

Nov 18, 2002

Gonzaga University moved up one spot to 21st in this week's Associated Press Top 25 men's basketball poll released Monday.

The Bulldogs were No. 22 in the rpe-season balloting of sportswriters across the country.

With the college basketball season just getting into full swing this weekend, only five of the Top 25 teams have played games to this point. Gonzaga opens the 2002-03 season Friday at home against Hofstra University, then heads for the Maui Invitational and a first-round game with the University of Utah next Monday.

The University of Arizona held onto the top spot with 58 first-place votes, followed by the University of Kansas as the top two stayed the same. The University of Oklahoma's loss dropped the Sooners from third to seventh. The University of Texas is third, the University of Alabama fourth and the University of Pittsburgh fifth.

Gonzaga holds a 6-point edge over No. 22 Indiana University, the two teams flip-flopping from the pre-season poll. The two teams are in the same half of the bracket in Maui and could meet in the second round. Indiana opens the Maui Invitational against the University of Massachusetts.

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 Nov. 17, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last season's final ranking:

                        Record  Pts   Pv
 1. Arizona (58)           0-0  1,736   1
 2. Kansas (10)            0-0  1,679   2
 3. Texas                  1-0  1,493   4
 4. Alabama                1-0  1,454   8
 5. Pittsburgh (1)         0-0  1,419   5
 6. Duke                   0-0  1,384   6
 7. Oklahoma               0-1  1,301   3
 8. Florida                0-0  1,209   7
 9. Michigan St.           0-0  1,116   9
10. Oregon                 0-0  1,024  11
11. Xavier                 0-0  1,020  10
12. Maryland               0-0    790  13
tie. Mississippi St. (1)   0-0    790  12
14. Connecticut            0-0    735  15
15. UCLA                   0-0    715  14
16. Marquette              1-0    630  18
17. Kentucky               0-0    627  17
18. Georgia                0-1    575  16
19. W. Kentucky            0-0    449  20
20. Missouri               0-0    437  19
21. Gonzaga                0-0    374  22
22. Indiana                0-0    368  21
23. Cincinnati             0-0    277  23
24. Minnesota              0-0    165  24
25. Tulsa                  0-0    154  25

Others receiving votes: Virginia 110, Wisconsin 78, Illinois 53, Notre Dame 53, Boston College 50, Wyoming 50, Syracuse 45, Creighton 40, Memphis 39, Texas Tech 37, Ohio St. 34, Oklahoma St. 26, Pepperdine 25, N.C. State 24, Georgia Tech 23, Louisville 23, Southern Cal 20, LSU 16, Penn 15, Temple 11, Stanford 8, UNLV 8, Villanova 7, Wake Forest 7, Arizona St. 4, Ohio 4, S. Illinois 4, Ball St. 3, California 3, Auburn 2, Georgetown 2, Utah 2, Hawaii 1, Holy Cross 1, Mississippi 1.

 

 

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