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Bulldogs Jump Two Spots In Both USA Today, AP Polls

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NEW YORK (November 25, 2013 – http://www.gozags.com) – Gonzaga University's men's basketball team jumped two spots in both the USA Today and Associated Press Top 25 rankings this week.

            The Bulldogs moved into 10th in the USA Today rankings and 11th in the AP poll Monday just hours prior to taking on the University of Dayton in the nightcap of the opening day of the EA Sports Maui Invitational. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. PST and can also be heard on the IMG Gonzaga Radio Network including flagship station 1510 KGA CBS Sports Radio in Spokane.

            Gonzaga moved into the Top 10 in both polls in week five a year ago, dropped out in week six, returned in week nine and remained in the Top 10 the remainder of the season. The Bulldogs finished No. 1 in the final AP Top 25 and was top-ranked in the USA Today poll entering the NCAA Tournament before ending the season 12th in the final poll following the NCAA Tournament. AP does not do a final poll following the tourney.

            A Top 20 showdown could take place Tuesday in the EA Sports Maui Invitational. Baylor University, ranked 18th in AP and 17th in the USA Today rankings, meets host Chaminade University Monday. Gonzaga and Baylor are in the same half of the bracket, meaning a win by both or a loss by both would pit them in a Tuesday game.

 

AP Top 25

RK

TEAM

RECORD

PTS

  1

Michigan State (56)

6-0

1,616

  2

Kansas (8)

4-0

1,559

  3

Kentucky

4-1

1,445

  4

Arizona

5-0

1,425

  5

Oklahoma State (1)

4-0

1,347

  6

Duke

5-1

1,285

  7

Ohio State

4-0

1,206

  8

Syracuse

4-0

1,161

  9

Louisville

5-1

1,103

10

Wisconsin

6-0

960

11

Gonzaga

4-0

830

12

Wichita State

5-0

809

13

Connecticut

6-0

798

14

Oregon

4-0

731

15

Florida

4-1

729

16

North Carolina

4-1

712

17

Iowa State

4-0

521

18

Baylor

4-0

437

19

UCLA

5-0

416

20

Creighton

4-0

373

21

Memphis

2-1

354

22

Michigan

4-2

238

23

Iowa

5-0

197

24

Massachusetts

6-0

188

25

Marquette

3-1

126

 

Others receiving votes: New Mexico 82, Virginia Commonwealth 71, Florida State 63, Virginia 61, Indiana 47, Boise State 35, Charlotte 35, Belmont 31, Arizona State 23, Harvard 22, Colorado 19, Villanova 16, Xavier 11, Pittsburgh 10, Missouri 8, Tennessee 7, Cincinnati 7, Minnesota 6, Illinois 2, Texas A&M 1, George Washington 1, Georgetown 1.

 

Dropped from rankings: Virginia Commonwealth 10, New Mexico 19

 

USA Today Coaches Poll

RK

TEAM

RECORD

PTS

  1

Michigan State (30)

6-0

798

  2

Kansas (2)

4-0

762

  3

Arizona

5-0

722

  4

Kentucky

4-1

672

  5

Duke

5-1

639

  6

Ohio State

4-0

617

  7

Syracuse

4-0

611

  8

Oklahoma State

4-0

593

  9

Louisville

5-1

591

10

Gonzaga

4-0

454

11

Wisconsin

6-0

440

12

Wichita State

5-0

405

13

Florida

4-1

395

14

Connecticut

6-0

337

15

Oregon

4-0

327

16

North Carolina

4-1

325

17

Baylor

4-0

213

18

Creighton

4-0

199

19

Memphis

2-1

194

20

Michigan

4-2

185

21

UCLA

5-0

156

22

Iowa State

4-0

151

23

Iowa

5-0

97

24

Virginia Commonwealth

4-2

78

25

Indiana

5-1

72

 

Others receiving votes:  Massachusetts 69, New Mexico 56, Marquette 42, Florida State 27, Virginia 24, Boise State 19, Pittsburgh 18, Arizona State 17, Colorado 13, California 12, Saint Mary's 10, Tennessee 9, Saint Louis 8, New Mexico State 7, Charlotte 7, Missouri 6, Villanova 5, Utah State 5, Belmont 4, Notre Dame 3, Providence 3, Harvard 2, Georgetown 1.

 

Dropped from rankings: New Mexico 20.

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