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College Basketball Rankings: Despite Shaky Week, Gonzaga Still No. 1

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Zags stay on top for the third-straight week.

NCAA Basketball: Pepperdine at Gonzaga James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

The Gonzaga Bulldogs are the No. 1 team in the nation for the third week in a row according to the AP voters.

Their lead on the top spot slipped a bit this week, however. Gonzaga received 63 first-place votes last week and that number dropped to 54 in this week’s poll. It is a rather deserved slide for the Zags, who by all accounts struggled through their first two games of WCC play.

On Thursday, the Zags entered the second half trailing the Portland Pilots. On Saturday, at home, Gonzaga played one of their closer games of the season, defeating the Pepperdine Waves by just five points.

Elsewhere around the top 10, losses by Ohio State, Oregon, and Louisville allowed for quite a bit of movement. Undefeated San Diego State made a big jump from No. 13 to No. 7. Michigan State, which Gonzaga beat in a scrimmage this year, finally entered the top 10 again.

Here is the full AP poll for Week 10.

AP Poll - Week 10

rank team points previous
rank team points previous
1 Gonzaga (54) 1,607 1
2 Duke (9) 1,545 2
3 Kansas (2) 1,513 3
4 Baylor 1,386 6
5 Auburn 1,317 8
6 Butler 1,181 11
7 San Diego State 1,130 13
8 Michigan State 1,129 14
9 Oregon 1,075 4
10 Florida State 966 18
11 Ohio State 924 5
12 Maryland 863 15
13 Louisville 844 7
14 Kentucky 811 17
15 Dayton 614 20
16 Villanova 604 10
17 West Virginia 599 16
18 Virginia 556 19
19 Michigan 502 12
20 Penn State 456 21
21 Memphis 455 9
22 Texas Tech 287 22
23 Wichita State 252 24
24 Arizona 184 25
25 Colorado 81 NR
Others receiving votes: Iowa 63, Seton Hall 48, Arkansas 38, Marquette 25, Xavier 18, Wisconsin 17, Houston 8, Creighton 6, Washington 6, VCU 5, Saint Mary’s 3, Liberty 2, Northern Iowa 2, Purdue 1, BYU 1, Stephen F. Austin 1