Bulldogs Climb Six Spots In ESPN/USA Today Poll

Dec. 14, 2009

McLEAN, Va. - Gonzaga is ranked 16th in this week's ESPN/USA Today men's basketball Top 25, the Bulldogs moving up six spots in this week's poll.

Duke, who will face the Bulldogs Saturday in Madison Square Garden in New York, moved up on spot to seventh in this week's balloting of coaches. Saturday's meeting will be the second between the schools in four years, both coming in the Garden. The Blue Devils won the inaugural meeting.

Kentucky climbed a spot to No. 3 and picked up a first-place vote in rankings which were released on Monday.

Kansas (9-0) and Texas (8-0) continue to lead the ratings, voted upon by 31 NCAA Division I men's basketball coaches. The Jayhawks had 30 first-place votes to easily outdistance the Longhorns.

Kentucky (10-0) moved up a spot after Villanova, No. 3 last week, fell six spots after losing Sunday to Temple. Kentucky defeated No. 12 Connecticut on Wednesday, then buried Indiana on Saturday behind the stellar play of freshman phenom John Wall.

Purdue (9-0), Syracuse (10-0), West Virginia (7-0), Duke (7-1) and Tennessee (7-1) all climbed a spot, thanks to Villanova's loss.

Villanova fell to No. 9, one spot ahead of North Carolina, which remained No. 10.

There is one top-10 matchup on the schedule for this week, a Saturday matinee with North Carolina visiting Texas (2 p.m. ET). Also on Saturday, Duke hosts No. 15 Gonzaga.

The USA TODAY/ESPN Coaches Top 25 college basketball
coaches' poll, with number of first-place votes and record
in parentheses, total points and previous ranking:
(Records through December 13, 2009)
    TEAM                                   PTS   PVS
    ----                                   ---   ---
 1. KANSAS (30) (9-0)                      774     1
 2. TEXAS (8-0)                            735     2
 3. KENTUCKY (1) (10-0)                    701     4
 4. PURDUE (9-0)                           675     5
 5. SYRACUSE (10-0)                        658     6
 6. WEST VIRGINIA (7-0)                    631     7
 7. DUKE (7-1)                             547     8
 8. TENNESSEE (7-1)                        528     9
 9. VILLANOVA (9-1)                        524     3
10. NORTH CAROLINA (8-2)                   497    10
11. GEORGETOWN (8-0)                       494    13
12. MICHIGAN ST (8-2)                      423    14
13. FLORIDA (8-1)                          367    11
14. CONNECTICUT (6-2)                      358    12
15. GEORGIA TECH (6-1)                     229    21
16. GONZAGA (8-2)                          229    22
17. BUTLER (7-3)                           184    20
18. OHIO ST (7-2)                          176    15
19. NEW MEXICO (10-0)                      164    NR
20. TEXAS TECH (9-0)                       150    NR
21. WASHINGTON (6-2)                       146    16
22. KANSAS ST (9-1)                        136    NR
23. UNLV (7-1)                             112    17
24. CLEMSON (8-2)                          110    24
25. OLE MISS (8-1)                          77    NR
Dropped Out: No. 24 CLEMSON, No. 17 UNLV, No. 23 WISCONSIN
Others Receiving Votes: CINCINNATI 76, TEXAS A&M 58,
WISCONSIN 58, ILLINOIS 25, TEMPLE 24, MEMPHIS 21, FLORIDA ST
20, BYU 17, SAINT MARYS CA 17, OKLAHOMA ST 15, WAKE FOREST
15, CHARLOTTE 14, ST JOHNS 14, NORTHWESTERN 13, DAYTON 9,
SETON HALL 9, TULSA 9, WASHINGTON ST 9, WILLIAM & MARY 9,
CALIFORNIA 7, MISSOURI ST 3, WESTRN CAROLINA 3, MISSISSIPPI
ST 2, BAYLOR 1, COASTL CAROLINA 1, NORTHERN IOWA 1

 

 

Twitter Logo
  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago
Instagram Logo
Facebook Logo
Annual Report 10_17_App_Promo_Icon ZAG_Promo_Icon Numerica Resume Book theW.tv Varsity Club University Kids Club
» «