Bulldogs Check In At No. 17 In Associated Press Top 25

Nov. 30, 2009

Gonzaga University checked into the Associated Press Top 25 at No. 17 this week, the Bulldogs first appearance in the poll this season after being in the others receiving votes category last week.

Gonzaga (5-1) moved into the Top 25 on the strength of last week's EA Sports Maui Invitational title, the Bulldogs downing Colorado, Wisconsin and Cincinnati to claim their first crown in three trips.

The Bulldogs ended the 2009 season ranked 10th after being as high as fourth during the season.

Guards Matt Bouldin and Steven Gray were named Co-MVPs of the Maui Invitational in helping the Bulldogs to the crown.

Kansas is within two votes of being a unanimous No. 1 in the AP ballotingthe same week a record-tying seven teams moved into the Top 25.

The Jayhawks received all but two first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel on Monday to remain No. 1 for the fourth straight poll. Texas moved up one spot to No. 2, matching its highest ranking.

Villanova, Purdue, Kentucky, Duke, West Virginia, Syracuse, Michigan State and North Carolina rounds out the top 10.

Florida leads the newcomers at No. 13. No. 25 Portland is in the poll for the first time in 50 years.

Michigan, which was 15th, was the highest ranked team to fall out of the poll.

Seven teams moved into the poll in December 1955.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball
poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through
Nov. 29, 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. Kansas (63)            5-0  1,623   1
 2. Texas (1)              5-0  1,508   3
 3. Villanova              6-0  1,442   4
 4. Purdue                 5-0  1,389   6
 5. Kentucky               6-0  1,333   5
 6. Duke                   6-0  1,316   7
 7. West Virginia          5-0  1,238   8
 8. Syracuse (1)           6-0  1,183  10
 9. Michigan St.           5-1  1,109   2
10. North Carolina         6-1    961  11
11. Tennessee              5-1    936   9
12. Washington             5-0    893  14
13. Florida                6-0    777   -
14. Connecticut            4-1    742  13
15. Ohio St.               5-1    702  17
16. Georgetown             4-0    588  18
17. Gonzaga                5-1    491   -
18. Clemson                6-1    426  19
19. Texas A&M              5-1    284   -
20. Louisville             4-1    252  16
21. Florida St.            6-1    219   -
22. Cincinnati             4-1    205   -
23. Butler                 4-2    200  12
24. UNLV                   5-0    191   -
25. Portland               5-1    120   -
Others receiving votes: Oklahoma St. 112, Georgia Tech 97,
Marquette 82, Mississippi 79, Miami 77, BYU 76, Memphis 66,
Vanderbilt 64, Notre Dame 52, Kansas St. 41, Michigan 40,
California 39, Minnesota 35, Wisconsin 28, St. John's 26,
Northwestern 15, Dayton 8, Missouri St. 7, New Mexico 6,
Pittsburgh 6, Richmond 6, Arizona St. 5, Illinois 5, N.C. State
5, Illinois St. 4, Washington St. 4, Maryland 3, South Carolina
3, Missouri 2, Texas Tech 2, Cal St.-Fullerton 1, Va.
Commonwealth 1.  


 

 

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