Bulldogs Jump To No. 13 In AP

Dec. 20, 2004

SPOKANE, Wash. -Gonzaga made one of the biggest jumps of the season in the Associated Press Top 25 rankings this season, the Bulldogs (8-1) moving up nine spots to 13th on Monday following last Saturday's 85-73 win over then No. 3 Georgia Tech.

The Bulldogs, who last season defeated No. 3 Missouri early in the season on the way to a 28-3 season, atoned for a lackluster 89-72 setback to then No. 5 and now No. 1 Illinois earlier in the season, coming out aggressively against the Yellow Jackets in taking the nightcap of the Las Vegas Showdown in impressive fashion.

Illinois (10-0) remained atop the poll with 50 first-place votes and 1,727 points to again out-distance Kansas. The Jayhakws received 15 first-place votes and 1,658 points.

Oklahoma State (8-0), which has a date with Gonzaga on Dec. 28 in Oklahoma City, moved up one spot to No. 3. North Carolina (8-1) was fourth, followed by Wake Forest (9-1), Duke (8-0), Syracuse (9-1) and Kentucky (7-1) as the fourth through ninth teams of a week ago all moved up one notch as Georgia Tech (7-1) fell to ninth following its first loss of the season.

Pittsburgh (8-0) maintained the final spot in the Top 10.

Gonzaga puts its new ranking on the line Tuesday in the Spokane Arena against nearby rival Eastern Washington (2-7). The Bulldogs have won 18 straight against the Eagles. Gametime is 6 p.m. for the sold out Les Schwab Tire President's Trophy presented by Major Mortgage.

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 December 19, 2004)
    TEAM                                   PTS   PVS
    ----                                   ---   ---
 1. ILLINOIS (50) (10-0)                 1,727     1
 2. KANSAS (15) (7-0)                    1,658     2
 3. OKLAHOMA ST (5) (8-0)                1,628     4
 4. NORTH CAROLINA (8-1)                 1,476     5
 5. WAKE FOREST (9-1)                    1,427     6
 6. DUKE (8-0)                           1,388     7
 7. SYRACUSE (9-1)                       1,307     8
 8. KENTUCKY (7-1)                       1,220     9
 9. GEORGIA TECH (7-1)                   1,219     3
10. PITTSBURGH (8-0)                     1,115    10
11. CONNECTICUT (5-1)                      964    11
12. WASHINGTON (8-1)                       758    18
13. GONZAGA (8-1)                          732    22
14. ARIZONA (7-2)                          720    15
15. TEXAS (7-2)                            703    14
16. NO CAROLINA ST (8-1)                   689    12
17. IOWA (9-1)                             658    16
18. LOUISVILLE (6-2)                       618    13
19. ALABAMA (9-1)                          607    17
20. GEO WASHINGTON (7-1)                   475    19
21. MISSISSIPPI ST (9-2)                   411    20
22. CINCINNATI (7-0)                       297    25
23. MICHIGAN ST (6-2)                      279    21
24. MARYLAND (6-2)                         239    23
25. VIRGINIA (7-1)                         200    24
Dropped Out:
Others Receiving Votes: MARQUETTE 69, BOSTON COLLEGE 51,
WISCONSIN 19, OKLAHOMA 15, NEW MEXICO 13, ARKANSAS 12,
OREGON 11, HAWAII 8, CREIGHTON 7, NOTRE DAME 7, WICHITA ST
6, WEST VIRGINIA 4, MIAMI FLA 3, FLORIDA 2, FRESNO ST 2,
IOWA ST 2, OLD DOMINION 2, AMERICAN 1, TX A&M CORP CHR 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
» «