Gonzaga stays at No. 2 in final AP Top 25 poll

Gonzaga starters Filip Petrusev (3), Killian Tillie and Joel Ayayi (11) feeling pretty good about the game against Pacific.
Gonzaga starters Filip Petrusev (3), Killian Tillie and Joel Ayayi (11) feeling pretty good about the game against Pacific.

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Gonzaga men’s basketball stayed at No. 2 in the final AP Top 25 poll.

Kansas was the final No. 1. It’s the fourth time since the inception of the men’s poll for the 1946-47 season that Kansas finished on top, though typically there would still be March Madness to play. The AP does not declare a national champion in the sport because of the tournament.

The final rankings were based on play through March 11, when the outbreak of the coronavirus brought the sport to a halt.

Gonzaga (31-2) finished second after beating Saint Mary’s in the West Coast Conference finals, one of a handful of league tournaments that were completed. But the Bulldogs will be left to wonder whether another dominant team from coach Mark Few would have finally delivered the school a national championship.

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