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Poll watch: Gonzaga holds strong at No. 8 in coaches poll, No. 9 in AP poll

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The Gonzaga Bulldogs didn't go anywhere after losing their first game of the season to Arizona.

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There was a bit of movement in the top 10 of the both polls, but none of it involved the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Despite the close loss to Arizona, the Bulldogs held strong at No. 8 in the USA Today's coaches poll and No. 9 in the AP poll for consecutive weeks.

Gonzaga lost a close on in overtime to Arizona on Saturday, and the common consensus is generally after a loss there is a slight dip in the rankings. There were enough losses in the top 10 to send teams tumbling this way and that. Texas dropped a couple of spots (albeit barely) below Gonzaga after a 12-point loss to the top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats. Villanova, in response, leapfrogged Gonzaga to claim the No. 7 spot.

For the fifth straight week, the Wildcats held down the top spot in the rankings. Duke and Arizona came in to round out the top three, with each team receiving one first-place vote.

Here is the coaches poll:

rank team record points first place previous
1 Kentucky 9-0 798 30 1
2 Duke 8-0 761 1 2
3 Arizona 8-0 742 1 3
4 Louisville 7-0 676 0 5
5 Virginia 9-0 654 0 6
6 Wisconsin 8-1 639 0 4
7 Villanova 8-0 606 0 9
8 Gonzaga 7-1 562 0 8
9 Texas 7-1 558 0 7
10 Kansas 6-1 515 0 11
11 Wichita State 5-1 447 0 10
12 Ohio State 6-1 400 0 13
13 Iowa State 5-1 349 0 19
14 Utah 6-1 238 0 27
15 Oklahoma 5-2 232 0 20
16 San Diego State 6-1 230 0 14
17 Washington 7-0 225 0 32
18 North Carolina 6-2 204 0 12
19 Butler 7-1 199 0 29
20 Maryland 8-1 198 0 22
21 West Virginia 8-1 168 0 17
22 Miami 8-1 168 0 15
23 Michigan State 6-3 111 0 18
24 Northern Iowa 8-0 110 0 30
25 Illinois 7-1 104 0 25

And here is the AP poll.

rank team record points previous
1 Kentucky 9-0 1,600 1
2 Duke 8-0 1,518 4
3 Arizona 8-0 1,486 3
4 Louisville 7-0 1,319 5
5 Wisconsin 8-1 1,316 2
6 Virginia 9-0 1,285 7
7 Villanova 8-0 1,179 10
8 Texas 7-1 1,155 6
9 Gonzaga 7-1 1,145 9
10 Kansas 6-1 1,083 11
11 Wichita State 5-1 929 8
12 Ohio State 6-1 808 14
13 Utah 6-1 717 25
14 Iowa State 5-1 668 20
15 Butler 7-1 593 23
16 Oklahoma 5-2 557 22
17 Washington 7-0 428 NR
18 San Diego State 6-2 390 13
19 Maryland 8-1 370 21
20 Miami 8-1 359 15
21 North Carolina 6-2 350 12
22 West Virginia 8-1 313 16
23 Northern Iowa 8-0 232 NR
24 St. John's 6-1 211 NR
25 Notre Dame 8-1 200 NR