Gonzaga Moves No. 1 In NCAA Basketball AP Top 25: W13

MIAMI, FL — Gonzaga is the new No. 1 team in Week 13 of the AP Top 25 Rankings, released on Monday, Jan. 30, and it’s the second time in school history the Zags were sitting atop of a national poll.

The Bulldogs (22-0), who are the only remaining Division I undefeated team left this season and were third last week, moved up two spots to replace Villanova at the top of the rankings and claim the No. 1 slot for the first time since the 2012-2013 season.

Gonzaga collected 46 of the 65 first-place votes from the national media panel on Monday for 1,594 points.

The Zags are now the fifth team to claim the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 rankings this season after Duke, Kentucky, Villanova and Baylor.

Baylor Moves Up; Kansas Drops

Meanwhile, the Baylor Bears (20-1), one of the three top 10 teams to not lose last week, received six first-place votes for 1,504 points to jump three places to No. 2 this season.

Kansas (19-2) slide one spot after losing at West Virginia last week.

The Jayhawks picked up nine No. 1 votes after winning at Kentucky on Saturday, but slipped from No. 2 to third in Week 13.

Villanova (20-2), which held the top-ranked spot for the last two weeks, dropped three places to No. 4.

The defending champions, who lost at Marquette before collecting a buzzer-beating win over Virginia on Sunday, had the last four first-place votes.

Arizona (20-2) jumped two spots to complete to Top 5 teams.

Louisville moves up from No. 13 to sixth this week, and the Cardinals are followed by West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and Wisconsin in the Top 10.

Move Slips In AP Top 25 Rankings

UCLA is 11th this week and is tracked by North Carolina, Oregon, Cincinnati and Florida State in the Top 15.

The Top 20 includes Butler, Maryland, Saint Mary’s, South Carolina and Notre Dame.

Duke, Creighton, Purdue, Florida and newcomer Northwestern, which was last ranked for one week during the 2009-10 season, are the last five ranked teams.

The NCAA Basketball AP Top 25 Rankings
Week 13: Monday, Jan. 30, 2017

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PV RANK
1 Gonzaga (46) 22-0 1,594 3
2 Baylor (6) 20-1 1,504 5
3 Kansas (9) 19-2 1,503 2
4 Villanova (4) 20-2 1,479 1
5 Arizona 20-2 1,387 7
6 Louisville 18-4 1,237 13
7 West Virginia 17-4 1,101 18
8 Kentucky 17-4 1,083 4
9 Virginia 16-4 1,061 12
10 Wisconsin 18-3 1,058 15
11 UCLA 19-3 993 8
12 North Carolina 19-4 965 9
13 Oregon 19-3 863 10
14 Cincinnati 19-2 756 19
15 Florida State 18-4 727 6
16 Butler 18-4 717 11
17 Maryland 19-2 518 22
18 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 19-2 409 21
19 South Carolina 17-4 384 23
20 Notre Dame 17-5 363 14
21 Duke 16-5 339 17
22 Creighton 19-3 307 16
23 Purdue 17-5 264 20
24 Florida 16-5 213 25
25 Northwestern 18-4 106 NR
Others receiving votes: SMU 69, Xavier 67, USC 29, Wichita St 8, Akron 5, Middle Tennessee 5, VCU 3, Virginia Tech 2, Illinois State 2, New Mexico State 2, Utah 1, Iowa State 1

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