Gonzaga 22nd In Associated Press Top 25

Nov. 22, 2010

By JIM O'CONNELL
AP Basketball Writer

Gonzaga, coming off a 79-76 home loss to San Diego State Universtiy, fell 11 spots to No. 22 in this week's Associated Press Top 25 men's basketball poll.

The Bulldogs are preparing for Monday's match-up against fourth-ranked Kansas State in the O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Championship Round at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. KSU fell one spot to fourth in this week's poll.

Duke (3-0) was again No. 1 in the poll, receiving 58 first-place votes from the national media panel for the second straight week. Michigan State (2-0) remained second although the Spartans lost one first-place vote, getting six.

Ohio State (3-0) and Kansas State (3-0), which got the other No. 1 nod, were third and fourth after switching places from last week. The Buckeyes' jump came after their impressive 93-75 victory at then-No. 9 Florida.

Pittsburgh, Kansas, Villanova, Kentucky, Syracuse and Purdue rounded out the Top 10.

Missouri moved up four spots to 11th and was followed by Baylor, Washington, Memphis, Minnesota, Florida and Georgetown, who tied for 16th, San Diego State, Illinois and Texas. Temple, Gonzaga, BYU, Tennessee and North Carolina were the last five ranked teams.

There is one game between ranked teams for sure this week: Gonzaga-Kansas State on Monday night in the semifinals of the CBE Classic. There could be others this week if things fall right in three tournaments. The winner of the Gonzaga-Kansas State game would meet Duke on Tuesday if the Blue Devils beat Marquette on Monday. The EA Sports Maui Invitational has Michigan State and Washington on the same side of the eight-team bracket and Kentucky could await that winner in the championship game. The championship game of the NIT Season Tip-Off could have Villanova facing Tennessee if both win or lose in the semifinal.

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 21, 2010)
    TEAM                                   PTS   PVS
    ----                                   ---   ---
 1. DUKE (58) (3-0)                      1,616     1
 2. MICHIGAN ST (6) (2-0)                1,547     2
 3. OHIO ST (3-0)                        1,437     4
 4. KANSAS ST (1) (3-0)                  1,423     3
 5. PITTSBURGH (5-0)                     1,388     5
 6. KANSAS (3-0)                         1,263     7
 7. VILLANOVA (4-0)                      1,260     6
 8. KENTUCKY (2-0)                       1,063    12
 9. SYRACUSE (4-0)                         972    10
10. PURDUE (3-0)                           905    14
11. MISSOURI (2-0)                         862    15
12. BAYLOR (3-0)                           757    17
13. WASHINGTON (2-0)                       735    17
14. MEMPHIS (4-0)                          707    19
15. MINNESOTA (5-0)                        608    NR
16. FLORIDA (3-1)                          589     9
17. GEORGETOWN (5-0)                       589    20
18. SAN DIEGO ST (4-0)                     567    25
19. ILLINOIS (4-1)                         460    13
20. TEXAS (3-1)                            424    NR
21. TEMPLE (2-0)                           362    21
22. GONZAGA (2-1)                          355    11
23. BYU (3-0)                              347    23
24. TENNESSEE (3-0)                        164    24
25. NORTH CAROLINA (2-2)                   124     8
Dropped Out: No. 16 BUTLER, No. 22 VIRGINIA TECH
Others Receiving Votes: VIRGINIA TECH 109, WEST VIRGINIA 99,
BUTLER 96, LOUISVILLE 76, UNLV 66, FLORIDA ST 36, VANDERBILT
31, GEORGIA 28, WICHITA ST 16, UCLA 10, CONNECTICUT 8,
ARIZONA 5, RICHMOND 5, WISCONSIN 5, SAINT MARYS CA 4,
MISSISSIPPI ST 3, CALIFORNIA 1, IOWA ST 1, VMI 1, XAVIER 1

 

 

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