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Gonzaga ranked No. 14 in preseason AP top 25 poll.

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They are again one of two WCC teams in the poll.

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ONE WEEK!

Alright, now that we got the yelling out of the way, we can get to the news portion of the post. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are rolling into town ranked No. 14 in the preseason AP top 25 poll.

It is a slight step down from last year, where the Zags began the season ranked No. 9 (eesh). As we all remember, the Zags spent a mere five actual weeks of the basketball season ranked. Expectations are still high for this squad, but they are also a bit tempered as well.

There are a lot of teams to note here. The Saint Mary’s Gaels are ranked No. 17. There is a strong west coast showing this season, and the two WCC teams are joined by UCLA, Oregon and Arizona. Gonzaga, as it stands now, is the third-highest ranked team on the west coast.

Duke took home most of the first place votes (58), with Kentucky coming in second place. Villanova and Oregon also received votes.

1 Duke (58) 1,612
2 Kentucky (2) 1,479
3 Kansas 1,476
4 Villanova (4) 1,465
5 Oregon (1) 1,343
6 North Carolina 1,314
7 Xavier 1,167
8 Virginia 1,149
9 Wisconsin 1,135
10 Arizona 1,004
11 Indiana 917
12 Michigan State 903
13 Louisville 755
14 Gonzaga 699
15 Purdue 672
16 UCLA 540
17 Saint Mary's 512
18 Connecticut 504
19 Syracuse 464
20 West Virginia 360
21 Texas 250
22 Creighton 231
23 Rhode Island 199
24 Iowa State 168
25 Maryland 144