The Gonzaga Bulldogs climbed up to No. 7 in the AP poll but remained at No. 8 in the coaches top 25 polls on Monday after defeating BYU in their only game last week.
Gonzaga had previously hung out around No. 8 in both polls for the past couple of weeks as the teams at the top continued to win as well. Finally, last week there were some losses and that allowed for a bit of reshuffling. Louisville lost to the top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats, and subsequently were punished too much.
The big drop was the Arizona Wildcats, who fell to No. 8 in the AP poll from No. 3 after losing to UNLV, 71-67, last week. That loss was enough to give voters reason to drop the only team to beat Gonzaga this season, but just by a minute amount. Gonzaga received 1,249 points in the AP poll while Arizona received 1,243.
The win over St. John's continues to look better for Gonzaga as the Red Storm climbed to No. 15 in the AP poll. Another team of interest to many Bulldog fans -- the Washington Huskies plummeted in the polls after a surprising loss at home to Stony Brook on Sunday.
Here are the full rankings:
|1||Kentucky (65)||1||Kentucky (30)
|9||Iowa State||9||Iowa State
|15||St. John's||15||West Virginia
|16||Wichita State||16||Wichita State
|17||West Virginia||17||St. John's
|20||Ohio State||20||North Carolina
|23||Northern Iowa||23||Northern Iowa
|24||Colorado State||24||Colorado State
|25||Georgetown||25||San Diego State