Gonzaga No. 1 in AP Top 25 rankings

Gonzaga Stays No. 1: AP Top 25 Rankings on Week 14

MIAMI, FL — Gonzaga stayed No. 1 for a second straight week in The Associated Press college basketball latest rankings, which was release in Week 14 on Monday.

The Bulldogs (24-0), who are the only remaining unbeaten NCAA Division I program this season, collected 59 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel for 1,619 points, after picking up a pair of wins over BYU and Santa Clara last week.

Meanwhile, after six of the Top 10 teams from last week fell during that period, defending champion Villanova (22-2) moved two places up to No. 2 this week.

The Wildcats, who had two wins last week, received the other six No. 1 votes for 1,565 points.

Kansas (20-3), which defeated Kentucky on the road at the top of the week before seeing its 51-game winning streak at Allen Fieldhouse ended on Saturday, remained No. 3, while Louisville jumped two spots from sixth to fourth.

The Oregon Ducks (21-3), who won their two fixtures last week, including an impressive 85-58 victory over then-No. 5 Arizona, soared eight places to No. 5 this week.

Baylor, which lost twice last week, to Kansas (73-68) and Kansas State (56-54) slipped from second to sixth.

The Top 10 is rounded out by Wisconsin at seventh, North Carolina, Arizona and UCLA.

Cincinnati, which is currently on a 14-game winning streak overall and is 10-0 in conference play, moved up three places to No. 11 and is followed by Virginia, West Virginia, Florida State, Kentucky, Purdue, Florida, Duke, South Carolina and Saint Mary’s in the Top 20.

Xavier (17-7) and SMU (20-4 are the newcomers in the AP Top 25 rankings this week, with Notre Dame and Northwestern making way.

Maryland at No. 21, Butler, at No. 22 and No. 23 Creighton completed the ranked teams this week.

NCAA College Basketball Rankings: Week 14

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PV RANK
1 Gonzaga (59) 24-0 1,619 1
2 Villanova (6) 22-2 1,565 4
3 Kansas 20-3 1,446 3
4 Louisville 19-4 1,411 6
5 Oregon 21-3 1,263 13
6 Baylor 20-3 1,255 2
7 Wisconsin 20-3 1,232 10
8 North Carolina 21-4 1,145 12
9 Arizona 21-3 1,136 5
10 UCLA 21-3 1,115 11
11 Cincinnati 21-2 876 14
12 Virginia 17-5 875 9
13 West Virginia 18-5 861 7
14 Florida State 20-4 839 15
15 Kentucky 18-5 741 8
16 Purdue 19-5 537 23
17 Florida 18-5 530 24
18 Duke 18-5 514 21
19 South Carolina 19-4 493 19
20 Saint Mary’s (Cal.) 21-2 468 18
21 Maryland 20-3 326 17
22 Butler 18-5 285 16
23 Creighton 20-4 207 22
24 Xavier 17-6 144
25 SMU 20-4 107

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