Gonzaga rose to No. 5 on the on the Associated Press college basketball poll on Monday.

The Zags were sitting at No. 7 on the last poll of 2018.

Gonzaga was ranked No. 1 in the week 5 poll and No. 4 in the week 6 poll. After losing to the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, the Zags dropped to No. 8.

Gonzaga beat the Santa Clara Broncos (9-7) 91-48 on Saturday night

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Duke (11-1) leads the most recent poll, followed by Michigan, Tennessee and Virginia. 

Gonzaga will take on the Pacific Tigers on Thursday night at 8 p.m. You can watch the game on ESPN2. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.