Gonzaga Men move up to 10th in national polls

Published On: Dec 03 2012 07:19:23 PM PST
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Gonzaga University’s men’s basketball team, off to equaling the best start in school history at 8-0, is back in the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN Top 10 for the first time in four years.

The Zags, who downed Lewis-Clark State College and next year West Coast Conference newcomer University of the Pacific last week, was last in the top 10 Dec. 22, 2008, when the Zags were ranked seventh in both polls with an 8-2 record. After being ranked 10th in both preseason polls that year, the Zags spent the first six weeks of the season in the Top 10, were ranked every week throughout the season and finished 10th in the final balloting of both polls.

Gonzaga was 12th in both the AP and USA Today/ESPN polls last week.

AP TOP 25

RK  TEAM                       RECORD  PTS

1    Indiana (45)              8-0          1,605

2    Duke (20)                  8-0          1,577

3    Michigan                  7-0          1,467

4    Syracuse                   5-0          1,384

5    Louisville                  6-1          1,332

6    Florida                      6-0          1,324

7    Ohio State                5-1          1,254

8    Arizona                     5-0          1,190

9    Kansas                      6-1          1,079

10  Gonzaga                   8-0          1,054

11  Cincinnati                 7-0          919

12  Missouri                   6-1          866

13  Illinois                       8-0          654

14  Minnesota                8-1          584

15  Georgetown             5-1          545

16  Creighton                 7-1          469

17  San Diego State        5-1          410

18  New Mexico             8-0          402

19  Michigan State          6-2          347

20  North Carolina          6-2          321

21  UNLV                       5-1          285

22  Notre Dame             7-1          278

23  Oklahoma State        5-1          263

24  Wichita State            8-0          245

25  North Carolina State 4-2          234

 

Others receiving votes: Kentucky 186, Virginia Tech 170, Pittsburgh 164, Oregon 155, Alabama 96, Connecticut 92, Baylor 49, Colorado 44, Boise State 22, Butler 18, Maryland 9, Temple 9, Miami (FL) 7, Wyoming 5, Colorado State 5, Murray State 4, LSU 1, Marquette 1

 

Dropped from rankings: Kentucky 8, Colorado 19.

 

 

USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25

RK  TEAM                       RECORD  PTS

1    Indiana (25)              8-0          768

2    Duke (6)                   8-0          749

3    Michigan                  7-0          701

4    Syracuse                   5-0          660

5    Florida                      6-0          629

6    Louisville                  6-1          612

7    Ohio State                5-1          598

8    Arizona                     5-0          564

9    Kansas                      6-1          534

10   Gonzaga                   8-0          522

11   Missouri                   6-1          427

12   Cincinnati                 7-0          415

13   Creighton                 7-1          299

14   Illinois                       8-0          283

15   San Diego State        5-1          270

16   North Carolina          6-2          248

17   Michigan State          6-2          222

18   UNLV                       5-1          210

19   Kentucky                  4-3          196

20   New Mexico             8-0          182

21   Minnesota                8-1          149

22   Oklahoma State        5-1          122

23   Georgetown             5-1          121

24   North Carolina State 4-2          115

25   Notre Dame             7-1          92

 

Others receiving votes: Pittsburgh 89, Wichita State 47, Colorado 41, Oregon 40, Virginia Tech 38, Connecticut 38, Alabama 27, Baylor 18, Wyoming 9, Kansas State 8, Murray State 7, Butler 6, Miami (FL) 5, Ole Miss 5, Memphis 3, Colorado State 3, Boise State 2, Virginia Commonwealth 1

 

Dropped from rankings: Colorado 19, UCLA 24