clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

College Basketball Rankings: Gonzaga Now Ranked No. 2 in Latest AP Poll

New, 54 comments

Hello world.

NCAA Basketball: Gonzaga at Arizona Jacob Snow-USA TODAY Sports

The Gonzaga Bulldogs rose to No. 2 in the latest AP top 25 poll in a week following a complete and total shakeup within the top 10.

Louisville, last week’s No. 1, lost to Texas Tech. Ohio State, last week’s No. 3, lost to Minnesota. Maryland, last week’s No. 4, lost to Penn State. Michigan, last week’s No. 5, lost to Illinois and Oregon. All of that set the stage for the Zags to leapfrog everyone not named Kansas, the only other top 5 team to not take a face plant.

Things might get rosier for Gonzaga in the near future as well. This week, Kansas plays one game, but it is a rather hard one—at Villanova. Gonzaga, on the flipside, will host North Carolina at home, not an easy task.

Speaking of that game, what started out as a potential preseason matchup between two top 10 teams has now lost its muster a bit. North Carolina, currently mired in a three-game losing streak, dropped out of the top 25 following its latest loss to Wofford.

AP Poll - Week 7

rank team points previous
rank team points previous
1 Kansas (47) 1,607 2
2 Gonzaga (15) 1,552 6
3 Louisville (1) 1,412 1
4 Duke (2) 1,387 7
5 Ohio State 1,334 3
6 Kentucky 1,231 8
7 Maryland 1,207 4
8 Oregon 1,172 10
9 Virginia 1,121 9
10 Baylor 1,062 11
11 Memphis 960 13
12 Auburn 939 12
13 Dayton 879 14
14 Michigan 723 5
15 Michigan State 656 16
16 Arizona 631 15
17 Butler 553 18
18 Villanova 496 20
19 Florida State 449 21
20 San Diego State 431 25
21 Tennessee 367 19
22 Washington 213 NR
23 Penn State 182 NR
24 Texas Tech 115 NR
25 West Virginia 76 NR
Others receiving votes: North Carolina 41, Xavier 40, Wichita State 31, Purdue 30, Liberty 25, Marquette 23, Indiana 23, Virginia Commonwealth 21, Utah State 14, Saint Mary’s 13, Northern Iowa 12, Colorado 12, Texas 10, Florida 7, DePaul 6, Georgetown 3, Richmond 3, Virginia Tech 3, LSU 3, Stanford 3, Seton Hall 3, Oklahoma State 2, Duquesne 1, BYU 1, Arkansas 1