GU ranked 12th in first ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll

GU ranked 12th in first ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll

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GU ranked 12th in first ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on October 21, 2010 at 9:06 PM

SPOKANE -- The Gonzaga men's basketball team is ranked 12th in the first ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll of the season. The preseason rankings were released on Thursday.

Duke, the defending NCAA champions, are ranked No. 1. They received 29-of-31 first-place votes. No. 2 Michigan State picked up the other two first-place votes.

Washington is the only other state school to make crack the preseason poll. The Huskies are No. 17 in the country.

Gonzaga finished the 2009-10 season No. 23 in the coaches' poll, while Washington wrapped up the year ranked 21st.

 

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