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Sorry Michigan Fans, Gonzaga is Still No. 1

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After the Baylor loss, Michigan is the new No. 2 team in the AP Poll.

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The Gonzaga Bulldogs are still the No. 1 team in the nation, although their vote total has been eaten up a bit by the newest No. 2 team in the nation, the Michigan Wolverines.

Michigan has been on an absolute tear as of late, knocking off Iowa and Ohio State in the past couple of weeks. With Baylor’s loss to Kansas, the stage was set for the Wolverines to rise up. But they were never going to make it to No. 1, much to the chagrin of their very vocal Twitter fanbase, considering the Zags held 60 of the 64 first-place votes last week.

The Wolverines basically took the four first-place votes Baylor held last week. Gonzaga’s first-place vote total dropped by one, with one voter apparently not getting that ballot in on time (or just not voting for a top team).

Elsewhere around the polls, the BYU Cougars just almost made the cut, falling five points short of No. 25.

Here is the full poll for the week:

AP Poll - Week 15

rank team points previous
rank team points previous
1 Gonzaga (59) 1,571 1
2 Michigan (4) 1,512 3
3 Baylor 1,450 2
4 Illinois 1,350 5
5 Iowa 1,266 9
6 West Virginia 1,210 10
7 Ohio State 1,163 4
8 Alabama 1,130 6
9 Houston 1,109 12
10 Villanova 942 8
11 Florida State 897 11
12 Arkansas 847 20
13 Kansas 785 17
14 Creighton 669 13
15 Texas 650 14
16 Oklahoma 584 7
17 Oklahoma State 553 NR
18 Texas Tech 494 18
19 San Diego State 406 22
20 Loyola Chicago 367 21
21 Virginia 362 15
22 Virginia Tech 3335 16
23 Purdue 192 NR
24 Colorado 150 NR
25 Wisconsin 106 23
Others receiving votes: BYU 101, USC 88, Clemson 47, Florida 24, Tennessee 19, St. Bonaventure 16, Oregon 15, Missouri 13, Wichita State 11, Maryland 9, Toledo 8, Connecticut 5, Belmont 5, Winthrop 4, North Carolina 4, UCLA 2, Louisville 2, UC Santa Barbara 1, Drake 1