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College Basketball Rankings: Gonzaga Slides to No. 9 in Latest AP Poll

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By one vote.

NCAA Basketball: Battle 4 Atlantis Championship-Gonzaga vs Michigan Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

A wild Feast Week ensured that the top 10 landscape would change, as the Louisville Cardinals ascended to the No. 1 spot for the first time this season.

The big story, of course, is how far the Michigan Wolverines would rise—and boy did they rise. Michigan got nine first-place votes after defeating two top-10 teams in North Carolina and Gonzaga during the Battle 4 Atlantis. When the dust settled, Juwan Howard’s squad sits at No. 4.

Kansas, Maryland, and Virginia all slotted up to No. 2, 3, and 5, respectively, to fill out the rest of the top 5.

The Bulldogs, who knocked off the then No. 11 Oregon Ducks, only to lose to Michigan, finally moved in the polls for the first time all season, falling to No. 9 (by one point).

Looking around the poll at future opponents, Arizona rose to No. 12, North Carolina sits at No. 7, and Washington is at No. 22. Saint Mary’s is still getting votes but is thankfully sitting outside the top 25.

Here is the full AP Poll.

AP Poll - Week 5

rank team points previous
rank team points previous
1 Louisville (48) 1,599 3
2 Kansas (3) 1,497 4
3 Maryland 1,446 5
4 Michigan (9) 1,429 NR
5 Virginia (5) 1,424 7
6 Ohio State 1,244 10
7 North Carolina 1,162 6
8 Kentucky 1,096 9
9 Gonzaga 1,095 8
10 Duke 1,083 1
11 Michigan State 964 3
12 Arizona 875 14
13 Oregon 785 11
14 Auburn 698 18
15 Memphis 652 16
16 Seton Hall 629 13
17 Florida State 562 NR
18 Baylor 466 19
19 Dayton 386 NR
20 Colorado 371 21
21 Tennessee 331 17
22 Washington 222 23
23 Villanova 192 22
24 Butler 165 NR
25 Utah State 112 15
Others receiving votes:Florida 111, Xavier 91, San Diego St. 89, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 86, Oklahoma St. 85, Texas Tech 43, West Virginia 28, Purdue 24, DePaul 18, Arkansas 17, Indiana 13, Penn St. 9, Stephen F Austin 7, Oklahoma 6, Liberty 5, Notre Dame 2, Richmond 2, VCU 2, SMU 1, Delaware 1.