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Gonzaga Ranked #11 in Preseason AP Poll

Expected the Zags to be higher, lower or right there?

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Gonzaga is set to start the season at #11 in the nation. The Zags are not in the preseason AP Top 10 for the first time since 2017.

2022: #2

2021: #1

2020: #1

2019: #8

2018: #3

Even though Saint Mary’s is predicted to win the WCC, the Gaels are just #23 in the nation to start the season. But don’t fret. Mark Few had this to say at the WCC Media Day: “Preseason anything is the biggest waste of time to me.”

The Bulldogs have #3 Purdue, #6 UConn, #16 Kentucky, #17 San Diego State, #21 USC, and #23 Saint Mary’s scheduled during the 2023-24 campaign.

Gonzaga is also ranked #5 in the first KenPom ranking with the #1 adjusted offensive efficiency at 114.9 points per 100 possessions and the #26 adjusted defensive efficiency at 89.6 points allowed per 100 possessions.

Arden Cravalho is a Gonzaga University graduate from the Bay Area... Follow him on Twitter @a_cravalho