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Gonzaga Stays at No. 1 in Latest AP Poll

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Who the heck else are you going to vote for?

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The Gonzaga Bulldogs increased their lead atop the AP Poll, gathering 61 first-place votes.

The Zags are coming off a convincing win over the then No. 3 Iowa Hawkeyes, now No. 4. It was the third win over an AP top 15 team to start the season, becoming just the third team in history to accomplish that feat in the first four games of the season.

The Zags are narrowly missing out on the on the chance to make it four top 15 teams. Gonzaga will play the No. 16 ranked Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday.

Elsewhere around the poll, BYU is gathering votes after defeating San Diego State last week. Baylor still secured three-first place votes, something that might vanish this week if the Zags have another eventful win over Virginia. Baylor only plays Arkansas Pine-Bluff this week before taking time off for the holidays.

Here is the full AP Poll.

AP Poll - Week 5

team rank points previous
team rank points previous
1 Gonzaga (61) 1,597 1
2 Baylor (3) 1,538 2
3 Kansas 1,426 5
4 Iowa 1,365 3
5 Villanova 1,304 7
6 Houston 1,272 6
7 West Virginia 1,225 8
8 Tennessee 1,109 10
9 Wisconsin 1,051 12
10 Texas 1,035 11
11 Rutgers 878 19
12 Michigan State 839 4
13 Creighton 773 9
14 Missouri 768 16
15 Texas Tech 661 14
16 Virginia 510 17
17 North Carolina 492 22
18 Illinois 468 13
19 Michigan 367 25
20 Duke 352 21
21 Florida State 335 15
22 Xavier 249 NR
23 Ohio State 245 20
24 Virginia Tech 181 NR
25 Oregon 167 NR
Others receiving votes: San Diego State 146, Richmond 142, Saint Louis 64, Arkansas 54, Indiana 53, Clemson 28, Florida 20, Georgia 19, Colorado 13, BYU 9, Purdue 9, Louisville 8, Northwestern 7, UCF 6, Minnesota 4, UCLA 3, Oklahoma State 3, LSU 2, Western Kentucky 2, SMU 1