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College Basketball Rankings: Zags move up to No. 7 in latest AP poll

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After a three-week stay at No. 8, the Zags are forced to find a new home.

NCAA Basketball: Gonzaga vs Tennessee Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

The Gonzaga Bulldogs rose to No. 7 in the latest AP poll after defeating the Tennessee Volunteers over the weekend.

Of course, the polls and the voters are a fickle beast, and for Gonzaga to rise, someone had to fall. The North Carolina Tar Heels fell from No. 7 to No. 8 after losing to the No. 6 Kentucky Wildcats. Meanwhile, the Zags beat a team that is nowhere in the top 25. Fair? No. Who cares? Not many.

The Creighton Blue Jays hopped up into the top 10, but the rest of the madness looks the exact same from last week. Villanova is still your top team in the country, UCLA is still No. 2 and Kansas is still No. 3.

Voters are still a little all over the place for the Zags. They are getting ranked as high as No. 4 by some individuals and as low as No. 10 by others. Other teams that would interest Zag fans: both Arizona and Saint Mary’s rose one spot to 18 and 19 (respectively), and both Florida and Iowa State are receiving votes.

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Villanova (56) 11-0 1,614
2 UCLA (3) 12-0 1,514
3 Kansas 10-1 1,450
4 Baylor (6) 11-0 1,439
5 Duke 10-1 1,385
6 Kentucky 10-1 1,337
7 Gonzaga 11-0 1,211
8 North Carolina 10-2 1,170
9 Creighton 11-0 1,058
10 Louisville 10-1 1,044
11 West Virginia 9-1 937
12 Virginia 9-1 886
13 Butler 10-1 821
14 Wisconsin 10-2 781
15 Purdue 9-2 754
16 Indiana 8-2 719
17 Xavier 9-2 542
18 Arizona 10-2 501
19 Saint Mary's 8-1 389
20 Oregon 10-2 299
21 Florida State 11-1 290
22 South Carolina 9-1 218
23 USC 10-0 212
24 Cincinnati 9-2 202
25 Notre Dame 9-2 188
Also Receiving Votes:Florida 48, Virginia Tech 40, Maryland 27, Seton Hall 15, Oklahoma State 8, Valparaiso 7, Minnesota 6, Miami 5, Northwestern 4, Iowa State 1, Clemson 1, Kansas State 1, Loyola (CHI) 1