The USA Today Coaches Poll has been released and the Gonzaga Bulldogs have moved up three spots to #16. While it isn't as meaningful of a jump as CBS & ESPN gave the Zags, to be 16th heading into the Old Spice Classic is a great position for the Bulldogs.
As we have said a number of times, the Coaches Poll is a bit of a joke as most of the time it is a coach that simply hasn't watch much action (how could they) or polls are filled out by SIDs. Case in point, Colorado. After a great showing in the Charleston Classic that included wins over Dayton, Baylor, and Murray State, the Buffs are still unranked.
While it isn't worth ranting much more over, it still feels like 16 is still a bit conservative considering how this team has looked so far. And, yes, I say that with all the bias in the world.