The Gonzaga Bulldogs held strong as the No. 1 team in the country, earning 43 first-place votes in the latest AP top 25.
AP Poll - Week 5
Apparently, the voters were more impressed with Gonzaga’s road win over Creighton than Kansas’ overtime win over Stanford last week. Seemingly, for now, as long as the Zags continue to win, they will stay No. 1. How long they continue to win will always be the question, however. Gonzaga plays the Washington Huskies at home this week before going to Phoenix for a neutral contest against the No. 7 Tennessee Volunteers.
Michigan crashed the top 5 after a thoroughly impressive win over North Carolina, and other than that, much of the top 10 stayed relatively the same. Wisconsin and Texas Tech were the biggest winners of the poll, rising 10 spots and seven spots respectively. Wisconsin must have looked impressive defeating North Carolina State and Iowa, and the voters were uber impressed over Texas Tech’s win against a middling Memphis Tigers squad.
Go big teams or go home.