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Top 25 Polls: Gonzaga drops after loss Battle 4 Atlantis

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A loss against a very good Texas A&M squad send the Zags down a couple of spots.

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The Gonzaga Bulldogs dropped a couple of spots in the polls after losing to Texas A&M in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament over the Thanksgiving holiday.

A win over then No. 18 Connecticut helped buoy the Zags a bit in the rankings.

A loss by the Arizona Wildcats also sent them tumbling, bolstering Gonzaga's claim as the best team on the West Coast. Also, of potential interest to Gonzaga fans, Saint Mary's is now receiving some votes after posting four solid wins over somewhat decent teams. The Gaels might be a bit inflated as they've only played one game against a team of any caliber.

Here is the coaches poll.

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREV HI/LOW
1 Kentucky Wildcats (29) 6-0 797 1 1/2
2 Maryland Terrapins (3) 5-0 759 2 2/3
3 Michigan State Spartans 6-0 720 4 4/13
4 Iowa State Cyclones 4-0 652 5 5/7
5 Duke Blue Devils 6-1 642 3 3/4
6 Kansas Jayhawks 4-1 615 7 5/7
7 Villanova Wildcats 6-0 613 9 8/9
8 Oklahoma Sooners 3-0 607 6 6/8
9 North Carolina Tar Heels 5-1 549 8 1/8
10 Virginia Cavaliers 5-1 495 12 6/12
11 Purdue Boilermakers 5-0 456 15 15/24
12 Gonzaga Bulldogs 4-1 376 11 11/12
13 Vanderbilt Commodores 5-1 343 16 16/20
14 Arizona Wildcats 5-1 320 10 10/10
15 West Virginia Mountaineers 6-0 299 22 22/23
16 Oregon Ducks 5-0 291 23 23/NR
17 Cincinnati Bearcats 7-0 282 24 24/NR
18 Xavier Musketeers 7-0 280 29
19 Syracuse Orange 6-0 221 NR
20 Texas A&M Aggies 6-1 175 30
21 Miami-Florida Hurricanes 5-1 145 19 19/NR
22 Louisville Cardinals 5-0 141 27
23 Baylor Bears 4-1 113 25 21/25
24 Providence Friars 6-1 110 NR
25 Butler Bulldogs 4-1 65 28 20/NR
Also Receiving Votes: Utah 62; Connecticut 53; California 43; Indiana 35; LSU 29; Notre Dame 25; George Washington 17; Dayton 11; Saint Mary?s 10; Davidson 10; UNLV 9; Pittsburgh 8; Monmouth 5; Iowa 5; South Carolina 4; Northern Iowa 3; Florida 2; Wichita State 2; Texas-El Paso 1.
Dropped Out: No. 13 California, No. 14 Indiana, No. 17 LSU, No. 18 Notre Dame, No. 20 Wichita State, No. 21 Connecticut.

And the AP poll.

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREV
1 Kentucky (59) 6-0 1619 1
2 Maryland (4) 6-0 1512 2
3 Michigan State (2) 7-0 1510 3
4 Kansas 4-1 1342 5
5 Iowa State 5-0 1338 4
6 Oklahoma 4-0 1269 7
7 Duke 6-1 1253 6
8 Villanova 6-0 1218 8
9 North Carolina 5-1 1115 9
10 Virginia 5-1 965 12
11 Purdue 6-0 904 16
12 Xavier 7-0 801 23
13 Gonzaga 4-1 788 10
14 Syracuse 6-0 696 NR
15 Oregon 5-0 628 21
16 Vanderbilt 5-1 587 19
17 Cincinnati 7-0 551 24
18 Texas A&M 6-1 522 25
19 Arizona 6-1 504 11
20 West Virginia 6-0 363 NR
21 Miami (FL) 5-1 289 15
22 SMU 4-0 256 25
23 Providence 6-1 247 NR
24 Louisville 5-0 173 NR
25 Baylor 4-1 162 NR
Also Receiving Votes: Connecticut (4-2) 153; Utah (5-1) 72; Butler (4-1) 62; George Washington (6-1) 45; Indiana (4-2) 26; Northern Iowa (4-1) 25; Notre Dame (4-2) 22; California (4-2) 19; Pittsburgh (4-0) 11; Dayton (5-1) 8; San Diego State (4-3) 5; South Carolina (6-0) 5; Georgetown (2-3) 4; Texas-El Paso (6-0) 3; Northwestern (5-1) 2; LSU (3-2) 2; Iowa (4-2) 2; Arkansas-Little Rock (5-0) 2; Colorado State (5-1) 1; Davidson (4-0) 1; Louisiana Tech (5-0) 1; Monmouth (4-2) 1; Northeastern (5-1) 1