Bulldogs No. 24 In ESPN/USA Today Balloting Of Coaches

Dec. 22, 2009

McLEAN, Va.(SportsTicker) - The top seven teams in the ESPN/USA Today's men's college basketball poll remained unchanged this week - led by unbeaten and No. 1 Kansas.

Gonzaga dropped nine spots to No. 24 after being tied for 15th in last week's poll. The Bulldogs suffered a 76-41 loss to then-No. 7 Duke in Madison Square Garden last Saturday.

The Jayhawks (10-0) picked up all 31 first-place votes from the national panel of head coaches. That outdistanced No. 2 Texas (10-0), who knocked off No. 10 North Carolina (8-3) on Saturday. Kentucky (11-0) remains third, followed by Purdue (10-0) and Syracuse (11-0).

The second five includes West Virginia (8-0), Duke (9-1), Villanova (10-1), Michigan State (9-2) and North Carolina.

Tennessee, which entered the week ranked eighth, fell six spots to 14th after losing by 22 points at unranked USC. Georgetown, 11th entering the week, slipped two spots to 13th after losing its first game of the season to Old Dominion. Florida dropped from 13th to 18th after falling to Richmond. the Gators have lost two straight games.

Among the teams moving up this week: Connecticut (14th to 11th), unbeaten New Mexico (19th to 12th) and Kansas State (from 22nd to 15th).

 

 

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