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Gonzaga Rises to No. 18 in Latest AP Poll

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A solid show in the Gulf Coast Showcase.

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The Gonzaga Bulldogs are the new No. 18 team in the latest women’s basketball AP Poll, after a strong showing at the Gulf Coast Showcase over the holiday.

The Zags have been on an absolute roll since narrowly losing in overtime, on the road, to the now No. 1 Stanford Cardinal on Nov. 17. Gonzaga has won four straight games, all by double figures, including wins over Purdue, Middle Tennessee, and Dayton, during the holiday showcase.

Oregon’s loss to Louisville set the stage for the Cardinal to reclaim a once-familiar spot on top of the rankings, with Stanford garnering 23 first-place votes.

Gonzaga’s non-conference tour of the United States continues this week. Gonzaga has five games remaining before WCC play begins and three of those are on the road, starting on Thursday against Montana State. The Zags also play at Washington State on Sunday.

See below for the complete AP Top 25.

Women’s AP Poll - Week 5

rank team points previous
rank team points previous
1 Stanford (23) 740 3
2 Louisville (5) 708 8
3 Oregon 662 1
4 Connecticut (2) 657 4
5 Oregon State 623 7
6 South Carolina 609 5
7 Baylor 597 2
8 Florida State 517 12
9 Maryland 507 9
10 Mississippi State 472 10
11 UCLA 430 11
12 Texas A&M 723 6
13 NC State 397 12
14 Indiana 368 17
15 Kentucky 367 14
16 DePaul 291 16
17 Tennessee 230 20
18 Gonzaga 218 22
19 Michigan State 184 15
20 Arizona 182 24
21 Miami 144 19
22 Missouri State 101 NR
23 Arkansas 94 25
24 Michigan 42 NR
25 LSU 41 NR
Others receiving votes: Syracuse 29, Florida Gulf Coast 28, South Dakota 27, West Virginia 24, Minnesota 10, North Carolina 5, Notre Dame 5, Rutgers 3, Northwestern 3, Purdue 2, TCU 1, Drake 1, Colorado 1, Creighton 1 Dropped from rankings: Syracuse 18, South Florida 21, West Virginia 23