Men Tied For 16 In USA Today, 20 in Associated Press Poll

            SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s men’s basketball team fell one spot to 20th in the Associated Press Top 25 and also dropped one spot into a tie for 16th with Iowa State University in the USA Today rankings released Monday.

            The Bulldogs improved to 8-1 with an 80-68 home victory over New Mexico State University last Saturday, the only game of the week for the Bulldogs.

            Gonzaga plays its first true road game of the season Tuesday when the Bulldogs travel to Morgantown, W.V., to face West Virginia University. The Zags downed the Mountaineers 84-50 last season at the McCarthey Athletic Center and 77-54 in the 2012 NCAA Tournament Second Round game in Pittsburgh, Pa.

            The University of Arizona claimed the top spot in the polls for the first time since 2003 after previous No. 1 Michigan State University fell to the University of North Carolina last week. The Wildcats received 63 of 65 first-place votes in the AP voting of sportswriters and 30 of 32 first-place votes in the USA Today balloting of coaches.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Arizona (63) 9-0 1,623
2 Syracuse (2) 9-0 1,522
3 Ohio State 8-0 1,453
4 Wisconsin 10-0 1,318
5 Michigan State 7-1 1,311
6 Louisville 8-1 1,262
7 Oklahoma State 8-1 1,160
8 Duke 7-2 1,040
9 Connecticut 9-0 981
10 Villanova 9-0 938
11 Kentucky 7-2 926
12 Wichita State 9-0 884
13 Kansas 6-2 862
14 Baylor 8-1 843
15 Oregon 8-0 831
16 Memphis 6-1 768
17 Iowa State 7-0 606
18 North Carolina 6-2 450
19 Florida 6-2 434
20 Gonzaga 8-1 365
21 Colorado 9-1 330
22 Massachusetts 8-0 326
23 Iowa 9-1 207
24 Missouri 9-0 203
25 San Diego State 7-1 159
  • Others receiving votes: UCLA 104, New Mexico 62, Pittsburgh 47, Boise State 34, Michigan 26, Virginia Commonwealth 17, Dayton 11, Cincinnati 5, Harvard 5, Saint Mary's 3, Indiana 3, George Washington 2, Creighton 2, Oklahoma 1, Toledo 1
  • Dropped from rankings: UCLA 18, Michigan 22, Dayton 25

 

USA Today Coaches Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Arizona (30) 9-0 797
2 Ohio State (1) 8-0 749
3 Syracuse (1) 9-0 746
4 Louisville 8-1 684
5 Michigan State 7-1 655
6 Wisconsin 10-0 600
7 Duke 7-2 562
8 Wichita State 9-0 542
9 Oklahoma State 8-1 518
10 Kentucky 7-2 491
11 Oregon 8-0 462
12 Connecticut 9-0 455
13 Kansas 6-2 445
14 Villanova 9-0 333
15 Memphis 6-1 323
16 Iowa State 7-0 298
16 Gonzaga 8-1 298
18 Baylor 8-1 278
19 Florida 6-2 258
20 Massachusetts 8-0 192
21 North Carolina 6-2 172
22 Iowa 9-1 103
23 UCLA 8-1 86
24 San Diego State 7-1 65
25 Michigan 6-3 50

 

  • Others receiving votes: Missouri 46, Colorado 42, Pittsburgh 38, New Mexico 28, Boise State 19, Saint Mary's 18, Indiana 15, Virginia Commonwealth 13, Creighton 8, Virginia 5, Saint Louis 5, George Washington 1
  • Dropped from rankings: Indiana 23

 


 

 

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