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Zags to Begin Season Ranked No. 22 in Coaches Poll

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© Gonzaga will begin the season ranked No. 22 in the coaches poll. Their first exhibition game is Oct. 27 against NW Nazarene (Photo: SWX) © Gonzaga will begin the season ranked No. 22 in the coaches poll. Their first exhibition game is Oct. 27 against NW Nazarene (Photo: SWX)

Gonzaga will begin the 2012-13 season ranked No. 22 in the USA Today coaches poll.

The poll, released Wednesday, had Indiana at No. 1, followed by Louisville, Kentucky, Ohio State and Michigan. Gonzaga was the only team from the West Coast Conference in the preseason top 25. Saint Mary's showed up in the "Others receiving votes" section.

The top team from the West Coast is Arizona at No. 11. UCLA is No. 13. UNLV is No. 19 and San Diego State is No. 20.

The Zags begin play Oct. 27 with an exhibition game against Northwest Nazarene. The regular season begins Nov. 9 against Southern Utah.

 

Rank School (first-place votes) 2011-12 record Points  Last year's final ranking
1 Indiana (21) 27-9 761 13
2 Louisville (5) 30-10 738 4
3 Kentucky (5) 38-2 718 1
4 Ohio State 31-8 617 3
5 Michigan 24-10 605 22
6
North Carolina State 24-13 581 20
7 Kansas 32-7 563 2
8 Duke 27-7 516 14
9 Syracuse 34-3 502 5
10 Florida 26-11 422 9
11 Arizona 23-12 411 NR
12 North Carolina 32-6 401 6
13 UCLA 19-14 396 NR
14 Michigan State 29-8 391 7
15 Creighton 29-6 325 21
16 Memphis 26-9 307 NR
17 Missouri 30-5 289 11
18 Baylor 30-8 266 8
19
UNLV 26-9 203 NR
20 San Diego State 26-8 196 NR
21 Wisconsin 26-10 191 12
22 Gonzaga 26-7 166 NR
23 Notre Dame 22-12 122 NR
24 (tie) Florida State 25-10 61 15
24 (tie) Texas 20-14 61 NR
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