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Top 25 Polls: Gonzaga is an afterthought in both polls

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After losing to Saint Mary's, the Zags are fading out of the voter's minds in both top 25 polls.

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

The Zags squeaked back into the AP poll on Jan. 11, but a loss to BYU sent them right back out. Another loss to Saint Mary's took away all the accompanying votes as well. What is left is a painful reminder of what could have been.

The Oklahoma Sooners narrowly edged the North Carolina Tar Heels as the top team in the nation. What is most important for Gonzaga fans, however, is that ugly stain of Saint Mary's receiving 42 votes. The Gaels, barring a bad loss in WCC play, are likely to see time as a top 25 team well before the Zags will.

On the coaches poll side, it is a bit different. Gonzaga is still receiving votes, 17 of them in fact. That makes the Bulldogs the 30th best team according to that poll. So yeah, some people think we are great and other people really don't. It is starting to get a bit confusing.

AP Top 25 Poll

Rank Team Record Pts
1 Oklahoma Sooners (36) 16-2 1592
2 North Carolina Tar Heels (29) 19-2 1586
3 Iowa Hawkeyes 16-3 1473
4 Kansas Jayhawks 16-3 1369
5 Texas A&M Aggies 17-2 1332
6 Villanova Wildcats 17-3 1261
7 Xavier Musketeers 17-2 1186
8 Maryland Terrapins 17-3 1111
9 West Virginia Mountaineers 16-3 1105
10 Providence Friars 17-3 1005
11 Virginia Cavaliers 15-4 903
12 Michigan State Spartans 17-4 869
13 SMU Mustangs 18-1 838
14 Iowa State Cyclones 15-4 792
15 Miami-Florida Hurricanes 15-3 753
16 Louisville Cardinals 16-3 719
17 Baylor Bears 15-4 594
18 Arizona Wildcats 16-4 502
19 Indiana Hoosiers 17-3 466
20 Kentucky Wildcats 15-5 403
21 Purdue Boilermakers 17-4 328
22 Wichita State Shockers 14-5 151
23 Oregon Ducks 16-4 149
24 Duke Blue Devils 15-5 145
25 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 14-5 136
Others Receiving Votes: Dayton 77, South Carolina 74, St. Mary's 42, Pittsburgh 38, USC 27, Butler 26, Clemson 18, VCU 17, Valparaiso 9, Hawaii 9, Utah 5, Connecticut 5, UAB 4, Chattanooga 2, Navy 1, Colorado 1, Grand Canyon 1, Michigan 1


USA Today Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS
1 North Carolina (23) 18-2 791
2 Oklahoma (9) 16-2 766
3 Kansas 16-3 680
4 Iowa 16-3 677
5 Texas A&M 17-2 650
6 Villanova 17-3 591
7 Maryland 17-3 581
8 Xavier 17-2 580
9 West Virginia 16-3 503
10 Providence 17-3 452
11 Michigan St 17-4 445
12 Virginia 15-4 430
13 Miami-Florida 15-3 412
14 Louisville 16-3 384
15 Arizona 16-4 341
16 Iowa St. 15-4 312
17 Indiana 17-3 290
18 Baylor 15-4 281
19 Kentucky 15-4 242
20 Duke 15-5 183
21 Purdue 17-4 150
22 South Carolina 17-2 137
23 Pittsburgh 16-3 118
24 Oregon 16-4 90
25 Wichita St. 14-5 60
Others Receiving Votes: Dayton 49; Saint Mary's 31; Clemson 30; Notre Dame 20; Gonzaga 17; Butler 15; Southern California 14; Connecticut 11; California 10; Michigan 10; Washington 7; Valparaiso 6; Virginia Commonwealth 6; LSU 6; Arkansas-Little Rock 5; Alabama at Birmingham 4; Utah 4; Monmouth 3; Texas 3; St. Joseph?s 2; Oregon State 1.