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NCAA basketball rankings: Gonzaga new No. 1 in AP Top 25

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The Gonzaga Bulldogs are the No. 1 team in the country for the first time in school history.

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For the first time in school history, the Gonzaga Bulldogs top the AP Top 25. Gonzaga rose to the top of the rankings after previous No. 1 Indiana lost to Minnesota on Feb. 26.

Gonzaga received 51 first-place votes, while Indiana got seven and landed at No. 2 overall. Duke received five first-place votes and stayed at No. 3 in the rankings after losing to Virginia, but beating Miami during the week. Georgetown was the only other team to receive first-place votes, earning two and coming in at No. 5 overall. Kansas did not get any first-place votes, but earned the No. 4 ranking.

Marquette moved up the most spots of any team in the Top 25, rising from No. 22 to No. 15. Oregon climbed five spots, moving up from No. 24 to No. 19. VCU and UCLA came in at No. 21 and No. 23 after not being ranked last week.

While those teams moved up in the rankings, several slipped. Arizona fell the most spots of any one team, dropping from No. 11 to No. 18. Syracuse also saw a significant drop, falling from 12th to 17th. Wisconsin dropped five spots thanks to the Badgers' home loss to unranked Purdue, slipping from No. 17 to No. 22. And Memphis barely stayed in the Top 25, falling from 19th to 25th. Butler and Louisiana Tech both fell out of the Top 25 completely.

Here is the complete AP Top 25:

Team (First-place votes) Record Pts Last Week
1. Gonzaga (51) 29-2 1,607 2
2. Indiana (7) 25-4 1,517 1
3. Duke (5) 25-4 1,471 3
4. Kansas 25-4 1,433 6
5. Georgetown (2) 23-4 1,384 7
6. Miami 23-5 1,245 5
7. Michigan 24-5 1,240 4
8. Louisville 24-5 1,217 10
9. Kansas St. 24-5 1,040 13
10. Michigan St. 22-7 1,006 9
11. Florida 23-5 993 8
12. New Mexico 25-4 950 14
13. Oklahoma St. 22-6 833 15
14. Ohio St. 21-7 763 16
15. Marquette 21-7 687 22
16. Saint Louis 23-5 675 18
17. Syracuse 22-7 589 12
18. Arizona 23-6 394 11
19. Oregon 23-6 332 24
20. Pittsburgh 23-7 326 23
21. VCU 23-6 277 NR
22. Wisconsin 20-9 217 17
23. UCLA 22-7 196 NR
24. Notre Dame 22-7 164 21
25. Memphis 25-4 149 19

Dropped out of the rankings: No. 20 Butler (22-7), No. 25 Louisiana Tech (26-3)

Others receiving votes: North Carolina 109, Louisiana Tech 103, Saint Mary's (Cal) 47, UNLV 43, California 33, Butler 26, Illinois 25, Minnesota 10, Creighton 7, Middle Tennessee 5, Akron 4, Missouri 4, Belmont 3, Colorado St. 1.


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