GU Moves up to 8 in the AP Poll - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

GU Moves up to 8 in the AP Poll

Posted: Updated:

SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga University moved up one spot to eighth in the Associated Press Top 25 and remained eighth in the USA Today balloting of coaches in the latest men's basketball polls released Monday.

The Bulldogs received their highest AP ranking since Dec. 22, 2008, when they were seventh.

Gonzaga had just one game last week, downing West Coast Conference foe Saint Mary's College 83-78 at home.

The Zags, off to their best start in school history at 16-1, are 3-0 in the WCC heading into a Thursday game at the University of Portland. Gonzaga will play its final non-conference game of the season Saturday at legendary Hinkle Fieldhouse on the Butler University campus when the Zags face 13th-ranked Butler in a battle of Bulldogs. The game will be ESPN's College Game Day presentation.

Louisville University moved into the top spot in both polls following Duke University's first loss of the season last week unseated the Blue Devils after six weeks in the No. 1 spot. Indiana University, which held the top spot prior to Duke, moved into second as previous No. 2-ranked University of Michigan also lost last week.

Five teams in the AP balloting received first-place votes while three teams in the USA Today poll received first-place votes in the most widely split balloting of the season.

  • College

    • Former WSU receiver River Cracraft signs with Denver Broncos

      Cracraft ended his career at WSU with 218 receptions (No. 2 in school history behind Gabe Marks), 2,701 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns in four seasons.

    • Press Pass Pullman: Week Seven

      On this week's episode of Press Pass Pullman, Mike Leach talks about what former Washington State A.D. Bill Moos meant to the University and what he hopes to see from the upcoming search to fill Moos' position. Leach also looks back on the many issues his team had against Cal, and looks ahead to a homecoming game against Colorado. In the Fan Question of the Week, he explains what he would name his boat (if he had one) and why.
    • Grizzly Sports Report, 10-16-17

      Wide Receiver Keenan Curran and Head Coach Bob Stitt join Shaun Rainey to talk about the big win over North Dakota and discuss the new Champions Center. 
    • Super 8 Plays of the Week 10/16

      Check out this week's top plays as we approach the end of the football regular season!

    • WSU names John Johnson interim director of athletics

      Johnson will assume the role of interim director effective Oct. 18 and will continue until a permanent director is named. He will not be a candidate for the permanent position.

    • Fan Fest kicks off 2017-18 season for Gonzaga

      Fans got their first look at the 2017-18 Zags with festivities on the court, including an intrasquad scrimmage. The Zags played a quartet of four-minute periods, with the second half running clock.

    • Whitworth escapes with a 17-14 win over Pacific Lutheran

      Whitworth overcame the absence of record-setting QB Ian Kolste with a total team effort to end a two-game losing streak.  The Pirates improved to 4-2 overall and 1-2 in the NWC.

    • Vandals come up short against Appalachian State 23-20

      The Vandals got up, 20-0, early in the third quarter after a Sedrick Thomas interception on the opening play of the half gave Idaho excellent field position. The Mountaineers stormed back, scoring 23 unanswered points.

    • Eagles continue Big Sky dominance with win over Montana State

      After nearly giving away the lead with fumbles on back-to-back possessions, the defense for No. 10/9 Eagles did the same moments later to help preserve a 31-19 EWU victory over Montana State.

    • Quick-striking Crusaders defeat MSUB men 3-1

      In the blink of an eye, Northwest Nazarene University had all the offense it needed to collect a 3-1 victory over Montana State University Billings on Saturday at the NNU Soccer Field.

    More
HD DOPPLER 6i
/