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College basketball rankings: Gonzaga falls to No. 4

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It was a fun two-week run at the top.

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The Gonzaga Bulldogs fell to No. 4. in the latest AP poll after losing to the then No. 7 Tennessee Volunteers, 76-73, on Sunday.

AP Poll - Week 6

rank team points previous
rank team points previous
1 Kansas (57) 1,583 2
2 Duke (4) 1,454 3
3 Tennessee (1) 1,421 7
4 Gonzaga (1) 1,412 1
5 Michigan (1) 1,398 5
6 Virginia (1) 1,384 4
7 Nevada 1,283 6
8 Auburn 1.151 8
9 Michigan State 1.066 10
10 Florida State 991 11
11 Texas Tech 914 13
12 North Carolina 890 14
13 Virginia Tech 833 15
14 Buffalo 664 17
15 Ohio State 621 19
16 Wisconsin 599 12
17 Villanova 532 21
18 Mississippi State 441 22
19 Kentucky 385 9
20 Arizona State 351 20
21 Marquette 281 NR
22 Iowa 208 18
23 Furman 189 25
24 Houston 173 NR
25 Syracuse 118 NR

Kansas is the new No. 1 team in the nation, with Duke rising to No. 2, and Tennessee taking over at No. 3. Six teams, including Gonzaga, Michigan, and Virginia all received first-place votes.

The Zags run at the top of the table is most likely over until the issue is forced during WCC play. It is a close contest, however, and Gonzaga still has the chance to make another impact statement on Saturday against North Carolina.

But for now, the fun of seeing “No. 1” next to the team on broadcasts is over, for now. It was a thrilling two-week run, the earliest the team has ever hit the top of the rankings in school history. Luckily, the rankings don’t mean anything other than for funsies.