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College Basketball Rankings: Gonzaga Remains No. 2 in Latest AP Poll

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They lost a few votes, however.

NCAA Basketball: Gonzaga at San Francisco Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

The Gonzaga Bulldogs remained the No. 2 team in the nation, according to the latest AP Poll.

Baylor’s slow stranglehold on the top spot increased this week. Gonzaga went from 19 first-place votes to 15, most likely reflecting the closer WCC contests from last week. Last week, Gonzaga defeated Santa Clara by 15 points and played a narrow contest against San Francisco.

Baylor, meanwhile, had few issues against Kansas State and Oklahoma State. Considering the competitive unbalance between the Big 12 and the WCC, until Baylor loses, Gonzaga will not be reclaiming that top spot.

With Killian Tillie injured again, times are potentially fraught for the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the AP rankings. If the Zags lose to anyone outside of BYU or Saint Mary’s, you can probably expect a steep drop in the rankings. Unfortunately, such is the life in the WCC.

See below for the entire AP Poll from this week.

AP Poll - Week 14

rank team points previous
rank team points previous
1 Baylor (49) 1608 1
2 Gonzaga (15) 1567 2
3 Kansas (1) 1472 3
4 San Diego State 1447 4
5 Louisville 1352 6
6 Dayton 1271 7
7 Duke 1242 9
8 Florida State 1188 5
9 Maryland 999 15
10 Villanova 959 8
11 Auburn 926 17
12 Seton Hall 900 10
13 West Virginia 827 12
14 Oregon 758 11
15 Kentucky 660 13
16 Michigan State 624 14
17 Iowa 604 18
18 LSU 572 22
19 Butler 437 16
20 Illinois 373 19
21 Creighton 372 NR
22 Penn State 356 24
23 Arizona 164 NR
24 Colorado 134 20
25 Houston 85 21
Others receiving votes: Texas Tech 66, Marquette 31, Ohio State 19, Tulsa 19, Rhode Island 18, Northern Iowa 17, Wichita State 17, BYU 14, Rutgers 12, Stanford 7, Stephen F. Austin 3, Winthrop 1, Yale 1, Michigan 1, Bowling Green 1, Virginia 1 Dropped from rankings: Wichita State 23, Rutgers 25