Men's Basketball Drops In Both Polls Following First Loss

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            NEW YORK - Gonzaga University, which suffered its first loss of the season last Saturday at the University of Illinois, fell to 22nd in the ESPN/USA Today rankings and to 23rd in the Associated Press Top 25 this week.

            The Bulldogs were 18th in the ESPN/USA Today poll last week and 19th in AP.

             Illinois moved into both polls one spot behind the Bulldogs. Gonzaga has been ranked all five weeks in both polls.

            The University of Kentucky remained No. 1 in both polls for a second straight week, Ohio State University is number two and Syracuse University is No. 3 as the top three in both polls remained unchanged. Louisville University vaulted into fourth with ACC rivals Duke University and the University of North Carolina fifth and sixth, respectively.

            At No. 24, Harvard (8-0) made its first appearance ever in the Top 25 of the coaches' poll and also checked into the AP Top 25, the first Ivy League school to be ranked the AP poll since 1998.

            Gonzaga will face its second straight Big Ten Conference foe Saturday when Michigan State University visits the sold out McCarthey Athletic Center for a 6 p.m. contest. The Spartans are receiving votes in both polls this week.



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