Gonzaga Stays No. 1 In Associated Press Top 25 poll

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Gonzaga remains the clear-cut No. 1 college basketball team in The Associated Press Top 25 poll, which was released on Monday.

The Bulldogs (7-0) collected 62 of the 64 first-place votes from the media panel for a 1,598 points after a pair of wins over Northwestern State and another victory against then-No. 16 Virginia last week.

No. 2 ranked Baylor received the other two first-place votes, while Kansas remained No. 3 with the Top 3 staying the same after the Jayhawks routed then-No. 7 West Virginia.

Villanova and Houston each moved up one place to complete the No. 4 and No. 5 spots.

No. 6 Wisconsin, which jumped three spots this week, leads nine ranked teams from Big Ten.

Tennessee at No. 7, Texas, West Virginia and Iowa rounded out the Top 10.

The Hawkeyes dropped six places after their 102-95 overtime loss to Minnesota on Friday night.

No. 11 is Creighton, followed by Missouri, Texas Tech, Rutgers and Illinois in the top 15.

Meanwhile, Virginia was the biggest dippers this week after the Cavaliers slipped seven spots to No. 23. Duke, which was inactive last week stayed at 20 and Virginia Tech remains at No. 24.

No. 19 Northwestern and No. 21 Minnesota are the newcomers to The Associated Press Top 25 poll, while Ohio State dropped two places to No. 25.

The teams dropping out of the rankings this week are North Carolina, which was ranked No. 17 last week, and the previously No. 22 ranked Xavier.

The Associated Press Top 25

First-place votes in parentheses:

1. Gonzaga (62)
2. Baylor (2)
3. Kansas
4. Villanova
5. Houston
6. Wisconsin
7. Tennessee
8. Texas
9. West Virginia
10. Iowa
11. Creighton
12. Missouri
13. Texas Tech
14. Rutgers
15. Illinois
16. Michigan
17. Michigan State
18. Florida State
19. Northwestern
20. Duke
21. Oregon
22. Minnesota
23. Virginia
24. Virginia Tech
25. Ohio State

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Others Receiving Votes:
Others receiving votes: Xavier 178, San Diego St. 172, North Carolina 57, Arkansas 55, Clemson 50, Colorado 50, Saint Louis 49, Florida 20, Louisville 18, BYU 12, Georgia 10, NC State 8, UCLA 4, Indiana 4, Richmond 3, UCF 2, Western Kentucky 2, Boise St. 2, SMU 1, Chattanooga 1, Drake 1.

Dropped from rankings: North Carolina 17, Xavier 22

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