Gonzaga Reclaims Number One in Top 25 Poll
Gonzaga’s first stay atop the AP Top 25 this season ended following a pair of losses to highly ranked nonconference opponents. Now back at No. 1, the Zags look like they could stay there through the rest of the season.
Gonzaga moved up a spot Monday to begin a second stint at No. 1, both times replacing Duke at the top.
It spent two weeks at No. 1 after beating the Blue Devils to win the Maui Invitational in November, but Mark Few’s team fell out after a December loss to Tennessee. Then came a loss at North Carolina, marking the first time the Bulldogs had lost back-to-back games since February 2014.
The Zags have won 18 straight games with no opponent coming closer than a dozen points, the last game being Saturday’s 102-68 victory over BYU. They play their final two regular-season games on the road at Pacific on Thursday and Saint Mary’s on Saturday.
5 North Carolina
6 Michigan State
11 Texas Tech
16 Kansas State
18 Florida State
20 Virginia Tech
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