The Gonzaga Bulldogs’ storybook season continues. The Bulldogs started out the preseason ranked No. 1 in the country, won every game along the way, and earned the first No. 1 overall seed in school history.
The Zags are currently six games away from becoming the first school since Indiana to win every single game in a season. Of course, the upcoming six games will be some of the highest pressure games of all season.
This year marks the fourth No. 1 seed in school history, the first coming in 2013, the second in 2017, and the third in 2019. Last year, before the COVID-19 pandemic upended March Madness, the Zags were inline for another No. 1 seed—which very well would have spelled to a current streak of three-consecutive No. 1 seeds, a crazy thought.
Instead, it is just two, and the Zags enter the NCAA Tournament as the Vegas favorites to win the NCAA Tournament, quite the change from the plucky upstarts from two decades ago.
In the words of the immortal weirdo Jon Rothstein, this is March.