The Gonzaga Bulldogs stayed at No. 8 in the latest AP poll for the third-consecutive week.
In related news, Saint Mary’s dropped down to No. 20 after their loss over the weekend, finding out the hard way what it means to be a top 25 team.
The Zags demolished the University of Washington on Wednesday and gritted out a hard-fought win over Akron on Saturday.
Villanova, UCLA, and Baylor are all receiving first place votes, with the Wildcats taking the top spot by a healthy margin. According to Polltracker.com, the Bulldogs are ranked by voters as high as No. 4 and as low as No. 11, the same spread as last week.
Here is the full AP poll.
|Others receiving votes: Florida 44, Wichita St 33, Virginia Tech 32, Maryland 31, Valparaiso 9, TCU 8, Middle Tennessee 7, Miami 6, Minnesota 6, Kansas State 4, UCF 2, Syracuse 2, Ohio State 2, Pittsburgh 2, Michigan State 2, Iowa State 1, Clemson 1, Loyola (CHI) 1|
This week will be a bit quiet for the Zags, who are hitting the finals hard and then traveling to Tennessee for a game against the Volunteers on Sunday. Gonzaga has two games left in the non-conference schedule before opening conference play on Dec. 29.