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Top 25 polls: Gonzaga hunkers down as a sort-of top 25 team

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The Zags are still on the cusp of the AP poll and ranked No. 24 by the coaches.

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Not much changed for the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the latest round of the top 25 polls, released by the AP and USA Today. For the second straight week, the Zags are hanging right outside of the AP top 25 and are ranked No. 24 by coaches across college.

In fact, the entire AP poll didn't move a muscle, and now that the Zags are in the thick of conference play, they will need teams above them to lose for the Zags to re-enter the top 25. Assuming conference play goes as expected, this seems likely to happen sooner than later.

One important team to keep track of for Zags fans are the SMU Mustangs. SMU is still undefeated and currently ranked No. 17 in the AP poll. Presumably, the discrepancy in the coaches poll is due to SMU's postseason ban. Either way, the Zags have one more possible gem for the resume on the schedule.

AP Poll

Rank Team Record Pts Last
1 Michigan State Spartans (64) 13-0 1623 1
2 Kansas Jayhawks (1) 10-1 1534 2
3 Oklahoma Sooners 11-0 1498 3
4 Maryland Terrapins 11-1 1428 4
5 Virginia Cavaliers 10-1 1351 5
6 Xavier Musketeers 12-0 1296 6
7 North Carolina Tar Heels 11-2 1219 7
8 Arizona Wildcats 12-1 1081 8
9 Butler Bulldogs 10-1 984 9
10 Kentucky Wildcats 10-3 963 10
11 Iowa State Cyclones 10-1 938 11
12 Providence Friars 12-1 923 12
13 Miami-Florida Hurricanes 10-1 867 13
14 Purdue Boilermakers 12-1 818 14
15 Duke Blue Devils 9-2 781 15
16 Villanova Wildcats 9-2 643 16
17 SMU Mustangs 11-0 636 17
18 Louisville Cardinals 11-2 516 18
19 West Virginia Mountaineers 10-1 500 19
20 Texas A&M Aggies 9-2 371 20
21 Utah Utes 10-2 224 21
22 Cincinnati Bearcats 10-3 199 22
23 Baylor Bears 9-2 195 23
24 South Carolina Gamecocks 11-0 175 24
25 UCLA Bruins 9-5 51 25
Others Receiving Votes: Connecticut 49, Oregon 45, Gonzaga 44, Pittsburgh 42, Geo. Wash. 40, Dayton 19, Colorado 15, Monmouth 11, Northwestern 11, Vanderbilt 10, Iowa 7, Texas Tech 6, Texas 4, Florida 4, St. Joseph's 2, Mississippi 1, St. Mary's 1


USA Today Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS
1 Michigan St (26) 13-0 746
2 Oklahoma (3) 11-0 707
3 Kansas (1) 10-1 691
4 Maryland 11-2 661
5 Virginia 10-1 627
6 Xavier 12-0 590
7 Arizona 12-1 526
8 North Carolina 1-2 513
9 Iowa St. 10-1 465
10 Butler 10-1 452
10 Kentucky 10-2 452
12 Duke 9-2 422
13 Providence 12-1 380
14 Purdue 12-1 367
15 Miami-Florida 10-1 353
16 Villanova 9-2 299
17 West Virginia 10-1 290
18 Louisville 11-2 242
19 Texas A&M 9-2 212
20 South Carolina 11-0 153
21 Baylor 9-2 140
22 Utah 10-2 89
23 Cincinnati 10-3 87
24 Gonzaga 10-3 79
25 Pittsburgh 10-1 49
Others Receiving Votes Connecticut 46; George Washington 25; UCLA 18; Oregon 17; Notre Dame 15; Vanderbilt 10; Dayton 7; Colorado 5; Texas 4; California 3; Indiana 3; Monmouth 2; Texas Tech 1; Southern California 1; Saint Mary?s 1