Coming off their first national championship game last March, the Gonzaga Bulldogs are ranked 18th in the first pre-season college basketball poll, released today by the Associated Press.
The Bulldogs are one of two teams from the West Coast Conference to appear in the top 25; The Gaels of St. Mary's are ranked 22nd in the poll.
For the second straight season, Duke is ranked number one in the poll.
Gonzaga opens the pre-season Saturday, hosting the College of Idaho.
You can see the full top 25 here.
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