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College basketball rankings: Gonzaga rises to No. 15 in latest AP poll

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There was quite the shake up this week in the polls.

NCAA Basketball: Gonzaga at Ohio State Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

The Gonzaga Bulldogs rose to No. 15 in the latest AP Poll after a sound showing at the PK80 Invitational, where the Zags went 2-1.

The voters didn’t punish Gonzaga at all for their thrilling double-overtime loss against Florida. The Gators moved up to No. 6 after nearly knocking off the Duke Blue Devils in on Sunday.

The big story of the most recent poll, however, is the absence of the Arizona Wildcats. Arizona just happened to be the No. 2 team in the country last week, but dropped three consecutive games and has vanished completely to “receiving votes.” In its place, Duke has secured all first place votes. The Blue Devils were hardly dominant in the PK80 Invitational, having to come from behind in games against Texas and Florida, and not beating Portland State as handily as they should have.

Oh yeah, and let us not forget: Saint Mary’s is no longer ranked. All is good in the world.

Here is the full top 25 ranking.

AP Poll - Week 4

rank team points previous week
rank team points previous week
1 Duke (65) 1,625 1
2 Kansas 1,531 3
3 Michigan State 1,481 4
4 Villanova 1,435 5
5 Notre Dame 1,297 13
6 Florida 1,272 7
7 Kentucky 1,179 8
8 Wichita State 1,134 6
9 Texas A&M 1,130 16
10 Miami 1,001 11
11 Cincinnati 972 12
12 Minnesota 929 14
13 North Carolina 922 9
14 USC 681 10
15 Gonzaga 666 17
16 Baylor 576 22
17 Louisville 568 19
18 Virginia 510 NR
19 West Virginia 383 23
20 Arizona State 370 NR
21 Xavier 370 15
22 Texas Tech 247 NR
23 TCU 133 NR
24 Alabama 128 25
25 Creighton 124 NR
Others receiving votes: Seton Hall 87, Nevada 61, UCLA 56, Purdue 56, Arizona 34, Washington St 25, Texas 22, Arkansas 17, Tennessee 14, Providence 9, Northwestern 8, Rhode Island 6, Saint Mary's (Cal) 5, Georgia 5, Oklahoma 3, UNLV 2, Vermont 1, Texas Arlington 1, Maryland 1.