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Top 25 polls: Gonzaga expectedly plummets in both

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Losing tends to do that to you.

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

The moment none of us were waiting for, but also all expected to happen is finally here. Following their loss to Arizona on Saturday, Gonzaga took a big hit in both the AP and coaches polls, released on Monday.

Gonzaga dropped down to No. 20 in the AP poll and No. 17 in the coaches poll.

Although we all will argue that the polls are absolutely meaningless, they are general indicators of how well a team is performing. The Zags, after the loss to Arizona, have some clear issues to work through and are definitely not a top 15 team. A top 20 team? We will need a win against UCLA on Saturday to really validate that point.

Also, despite the overall poor play of the WCC, the coaches and AP voters are taking more note of Saint Mary's, who continues to slowly but surely climb up the ranks.

Here is the coaches poll.

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS
1 Michigan State Spartans (26) 9-0 765
2 Iowa State Cyclones (2) 6-0 668
3 North Carolina Tar Heels 7-1 631
4 Kentucky Wildcats 7-1 626
5 Duke Blue Devils 8-1 620
6 Villanova Wildcats (2) 7-0 615
7 Kansas Jayhawks 6-1 613
8 Oklahoma Sooners 5-0 603
9 Maryland Terrapins (1) 7-1 602
10 Virginia Cavaliers 7-1 503
11 Purdue Boilermakers 8-0 490
12 Arizona Wildcats 7-1 407
13 Xavier Musketeers 8-0 399
14 West Virginia Mountaineers 7-0 371
15 Baylor Bears 6-1 248
16 Vanderbilt Commodores 6-2 242
17 Gonzaga Bulldogs 5-2 233
18 Providence Friars 8-1 230
19 Louisville Cardinals 6-1 199
20 Miami (FL) Hurricanes 7-1 198
21 Butler Bulldogs 6-1 179
22 Cincinnati Bearcats 8-1 151
23 Oregon Ducks 6-1 116
24 Utah Utes 7-1 63
25 Texas A&M Aggies 7-2 58
Also Receiving Votes: Syracuse 47, Connecticut 39, UNLV 33, South Carolina 29, Dayton 20, George Washington 17, Pittsburgh 12, Saint Mary's 11, Iowa 7, Davidson 6, Georgetown 6, UCLA 5, California 4, Florida 3, Indiana 2, LSU 2, Colorado 1, Kansas State 1
Dropped Out: No. 19 Syracuse


And here is the AP poll.

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS
1 Michigan State (62) 9-0 1,617
2 Kansas (1) 6-1 1,442
3 North Carolina (2) 7-1 1,425
4 Iowa State 6-0 1,347
5 Kentucky 7-1 1,325
6 Maryland 7-1 1,299
7 Oklahoma 5-0 1,283
8 Duke 8-1 1,243
9 Villanova 7-0 1,230
10 Virginia 7-1 1,003
11 Purdue 8-0 997
12 Xavier 8-0 930
13 Arizona 7-1 811
14 West Virginia 7-0 615
15 Providence 8-1 548
16 Baylor 6-1 488
17 Miami (FL) 7-1 469
18 Butler 6-1 416
19 SMU 6-0 413
20 Gonzaga 5-2 399
21 Vanderbilt 6-2 377
22 Louisville 6-1 373
23 Cincinnati 8-1 331
24 Oregon 6-1 241
25 Utah 7-1 108
Also Receiving Votes: Connecticut 82, Syracuse 78, Texas A&M 69, George Washington 60, UNLV 40, UCLA 19, South Carolina 15, Dayton 7, Arkansas-Little Rock 5, Georgetown 4, Florida 4, Pittsburgh 3, Iowa 3, Northwestern 2, Indiana 2, Notre Dame 1, Navy 1
Dropped Out: Syracuse 14, Texas A&M 18