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AP Top 25 Poll: Gonzaga Solidifies No. 1 Spot

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The Zags are the No. 1 team by a healthier margin.

NCAA Basketball: Kansas at Gonzaga Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Gonzaga Bulldogs increased their lead in the AP Poll, securing 57 overall first-place votes.

The Zags defeated the then No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks and the Auburn Tigers in impressive performances over the weekend. In a sign that people finally respect Gonzaga, the Jayhawks only dropped one spot after losing to Gonzaga.

There was plenty of movement (as expected) all over the AP top 25. Iowa, a future Gonzaga opponent, moved up to No. 3. The West Virginia Mountaineers, Gonzaga’s Wednesday foe, moved up to No. 11.

In WCC news, the Virginia Cavaliers dropped 11 spots after losing to San Francisco, and BYU is milling around someone’s poll, garnering exactly one vote.

Perhaps the biggest and most important news of the day, the Kentucky Wildcats dropped 10 spots to No. 20 after losing to Richmond. Richmond, meanwhile, entered the poll at No. 19. Absolutely beautiful.

Here is the full AP Poll for Week 2.

AP Poll - Week 2

rank team points previous
rank team points previous
1 Gonzaga (57) 1,569 1
2 Baylor (6) 1,513 2
3 Iowa 1,410 5
4 Wisconsin 1,287 7
5 Illinois 1,281 8
6 Duke 1,185 9
7 Kansas 1,169 6
8 Michigan State 1,028 13
9 Creighton 981 11
10 Houston 949 17
11 West Virginia 943 15
12 Villanova 939 3
13 Tennessee 878 12
14 North Carolina 591 16
15 Virginia 581 4
16 Virginia Tech 570 NR
17 Texas Tech 478 14
17 Texas 478 19
19 Richmond 382 NR
20 Kentucky 363 10
21 Oregon 338 20
22 Florida State 304 21
23 Ohio State 282 23
24 Rutgers 252 24
25 Arizona State 233 18
Others receiving votes: Michigan 90, San Diego St. 86, Saint Louis 69, Louisville 55, Alabama 52, Florida 45, Indiana 38, UCLA 14, Maryland 9, Providence 7, Stanford 7, UConn 6, Clemson 4, LSU 3, Arkansas 2, Loyola of Chicago 1, TCU 1, Colorado 1, BYU 1.