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College basketball rankings: Gonzaga leapfrogs Kansas as new No. 1 team

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Maui Invitational - Duke v Gonzaga Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images

The Gonzaga Bulldogs are the new No. 1 team in the nation according to the latest AP Poll, released on Monday.

AP Poll - Week 4

rank team points previous
rank team points previous
1 Gonzaga (32) 1,590 3
2 Kasnas (31) 1,584 2
3 Duke (1) 1,486 1
4 Virginia (1) 1,396 4
5 Nevada 1,329 6
6 Tennessee 1,284 5
7 Michigan 1,213 9
8 Auburn 1,129 8
9 Michigan State 1,111 11
10 Kentucky 1,022 10
11 North Carolina 943 7
12 Kansas State 936 12
13 Virginia Tech 921 13
14 Iowa 599 20
15 Florida State 581 14
16 Ohio State 511 23
17 Texas 486 NR
18 Oregon 439 21
19 Purdue 387 24
20 Texas Tech 380 NR
21 Buffalo 351 22
22 Wisconsin 253 25
23 Villanova 217 NR
24 Maryland 170 NR
25 Mississippi State 161 15
Others receiving votes:Arizona St 156, Clemson 135, Furman 72, Creighton 65, LSU 41, Indiana 35, UCLA 30, Iowa St. 22, St. John’s 19, Minnesota 17, Miami 10, TCU 8, Syracuse 8, Arkansas 6, Nebraska 6, Notre Dame 4, UConn 4, Florida 3, UCF 3, Houston 1, Davidson 1.

The Zags jumped over the Kansas Jayhawks, who some might say had the better case for the No. 1 seed. Although the Zags beat the Duke Blue Devils in a thrilling fashion during the Maui Invitational, the Jayhawks also knocked off the Tennessee Volunteers for their own signature win.

It is the third time in six seasons the Zags are No. 1 in the AP poll, and the second time in two years. The Zags last moved up to No. 1 in the Jan. 30, 2017 poll, with a gaudy 22-0 record.

Interestingly enough, the Duke Blue Devils still got some love, receiving one vote despite losing to Gonzaga on Wednesday. Apparently too much turkey can cause a loss of memory.

The Zags play North Dakota State tonight before heading out on the road to play Creighton on Saturday.