Gonzaga jumps as high as No. 3 in latest polls

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by Associated Press / Gonzaga Athletics

KREM.com

Posted on February 11, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 11 at 7:41 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.-- Gonzaga University climbed into the top five in both the USA Today and Associated Press men’s basketball polls Monday following a rash of upsets involving Top 5 schools last week.

The latest Coaches Poll has the Gonzaga Men's Basketball team ranked 3rd in the country.  The Zags are ranked 5th in the AP Top 25 Poll. 

Indiana remained No. 1 in the AP poll despite losing at Illinois before coming back to beat Ohio State. Duke moved into No. 1 in the USA Today rankings.

The last time the Bulldogs were fifth or higher in the AP poll was Dec. 8, 2008, when Gonzaga was ranked fourth. The highest ever AP ranking for the Zags is third the final two weeks of the 2004 season. Gonzaga last received first-place votes the final two polls of the 2006 season when they received one in each of those polls. 

Gonzaga’s highest ranking in the vote of coaches was second on March 15, 2004, when they got one first-place vote behind Stanford University.  

The Zags have a pair of West Coast Conference road games this week starting with an important showdown Thursday at Saint Mary’s College. The Zags (10-0) hold a half-game lead over the Gales (10-1), SMC’s lone loss to Gonzaga in Spokane. GU will finish the weekend Saturday at the University of San Francisco.
 
AP Top 25
RK  TEAM                 RECORD  PTS
  1   Indiana (26)        21-3        1,559
  2   Duke (20)           21-2        1,515
  3   Miami (FL) (17)   19-3        1,499
  4   Michigan            21-3        1,428
  5   GONZAGA (2)     23-2        1,371
  6   Syracuse            20-3        1,293
  7   Florida               19-3        1,286
  8   Michigan State   20-4        1,178
  9   Arizona              20-3        1,062
10  Kansas State      19-4        1,012
11  Butler                20-4        943
12  Louisville            19-5        842
13  Ohio State          17-6        828
14  Kansas               19-4        823
15  Georgetown      17-4        679
16  Pittsburgh          20-5        591
17  Oklahoma State 17-5        587
18  Marquette         17-5        493
19  New Mexico      20-4        433
20  Wisconsin          17-7        305
21  Notre Dame       19-5        264
22  Memphis           20-3        193
23  Oregon              19-5        137
24  Colorado State   19-4        125
25  Kentucky           17-6        87
 
Others receiving votes: Minnesota 80, Missouri 69, Cincinnati 68, Saint Mary's 62, Creighton 56, San Diego State 53, Louisiana Tech 43, Virginia Commonwealth 35, Saint Louis 34, Illinois 26, North Carolina State 24, Akron 12, UCLA 8, UNLV 6, Indiana State 5, Virginia 4, Wichita State 3, Belmont 2, Oklahoma 1, Ole Miss 1
 
USA Today Coaches Poll
RK  TEAM                 RECORD  PTS
  1   Duke (18)           21-2        744
  2   Indiana (6)          21-3        717
  3   GONZAGA (1)     23-2        681
  4   Miami (FL) (5)     19-3        674
  5   Michigan (1)       21-3        663
  6   Florida               19-3        628
  7   Syracuse            20-3        608
  8   Michigan State   20-4        582
  9   Arizona              20-3        491
10  Butler                20-4        460
11  Kansas State      19-4        455
12  Louisville            19-5        393
13  Kansas               19-4        364
14  Ohio State          17-6        353
15  Georgetown      17-4        329
16  Oklahoma State 17-5        259
17  Pittsburgh          20-5        246
18  New Mexico      20-4        203
19  Wisconsin          17-7        150
20  Marquette         17-5        144
21  Notre Dame       19-5        140
22  San Diego State  18-5        120
23  Creighton           20-5        102
24  Colorado State   19-4        79
25  Memphis           20-3        76
 
Others receiving votes: Missouri 72, Oregon 63, Virginia Commonwealth 63, Cincinnati 38, Minnesota 28, Saint Mary's 27, Kentucky 27, Louisiana Tech 18, Saint Louis 13, Ole Miss 11, Middle Tennessee 11, Illinois 10, Akron 9, UNLV 8, Wichita State 8, UCLA 3, Stephen F. Austin 2, Virginia 1, Belmont 1, Oklahoma 1

The Bulldogs are 23-2 on the season and 10-0 in WCC Conference play.  Next up: at rival St. Mary's on Thursday night.

 

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