Gonzaga No. 1 in final AP poll

Gonzaga No. 1 in final AP poll

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 11: The Gonzaga Bulldogs team and family members pose for a photo with the championship trophy after defeating the Saint Mary's Gaels 65-51 in the championship game of the West Coast Conference Basketball tournament at the Orleans Arena March 11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gonzaga won 65-51.

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by JIM O'CONNELL

Associated Press

Posted on March 18, 2013 at 12:21 PM

(AP) -- Gonzaga's first stint on top of The Associated Press' college basketball poll has run through the final Top 25 of the season.
 
The Bulldogs (31-2), the fourth of the four top seeds in the NCAA tournament, were a runaway No. 1 for a third straight week on Monday, receiving 45 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel.
 
Louisville, the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, is second and got the other first-place votes. Kansas and Indiana -- the other No. 1 seeds -- are third and fourth followed by Miami, Duke, Ohio State, Georgetown, Michigan State and Michigan.
 
The week's lone newcomer is Pac-12 champion Oregon. The Ducks replace VCU, which lost to Saint Louis in the Atlantic 10 tournament championship game.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' final 2012-13 college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through March 17, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:
                                                  Record      Pts  Prv
  1.  Gonzaga  (45)                      31-2    1,604      1
  2.  Louisville  (20)                29-5    1,579      4
  3.  Kansas                                  29-5    1,459      7
  4.  Indiana                                27-6    1,410      3
  5.  Miami                                    27-6    1,353      9
  6.  Duke                                      27-5    1,297      2
  7.  Ohio  St.                              26-7    1,243    10
  8.  Georgetown                          25-6    1,204      5
  9.  Michigan  St.                      25-8    1,038      8
10.  Michigan                              26-7        989      6
10.  New  Mexico                          29-5        989    15
12.  Kansas  St.                          27-7        903    11
13.  Saint  Louis                        27-6        810    16
14.  Florida                                26-7        768    13
15.  Marquette                            23-8        646    12
16.  Syracuse                              26-9        626    19
17.  Oklahoma  St.                      24-8        595    14
18.  Wisconsin                          23-11        528    22
19.  Memphis                                30-4        424    20
20.  Pittsburgh                          24-8        293    17
21.  Arizona                                25-7        259    18
22.  Creighton                            27-7        215    23
23.  Notre  Dame                          25-9        198    24
24.  UCLA                                      25-9        189    21
25.  Oregon                                  26-8        172      --
   Others receiving votes: VCU 163, North Carolina 51, UNLV 38, Butler 17, Florida St. 14, Mississippi 13, Belmont 11, Saint Mary's (Cal) 11, Colorado St. 10, Wichita St. 5, Montana 1.

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