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AP Preseason Poll: Gonzaga Ranked No. 21

Gonzaga will begin the season ranked No. 21 in the AP poll. (Photo: SWX) Gonzaga will begin the season ranked No. 21 in the AP poll. (Photo: SWX)

Gonzaga will begin the new season ranked No. 21 in the AP preseason Top 25 poll.

The Associated Press released the writers poll on Friday. The Zags are just behind San Diego State and just above Notre Dame.

Indiana begins the season ranked No. 1, followed by Louisville, Kentucky, Ohio State and Michigan. Other teams of note in the West include Arizona at No. 12, UCLA and No. 13 and UNLV at No. 18. Saint Mary's showed up in the "others receiving votes" list.

The poll mostly mirrors the coaches poll released last week in which Gonzaga was No. 22.

Gonzaga plays its first and only exhibition game Saturday at McCarthey Athletic Center at 5 p.m. The game can be seen on both SWX and KHQ in the Spokane area. The following week they will play a scrimmage against Texas in Denver. The team's first regular season game is Nov. 9 against Southern Utah.

 

 

 

 

AP Preseason Top 25 (Rank-Votes-Record-Pts.-Previous)

    1. Indiana (43)    27-9    1,592    16
    2. Louisville (20)    30-10    1,568    17
    3. Kentucky (2)    38-2    1,453    1
    4. Ohio St.    31-8    1,292    7
    5. Michigan    24-10    1,290    13
    6. NC State    24-13    1,270    -
    7. Kansas    32-7    1,210    6
    8. Duke    27-7    1,094    8
    9. Syracuse    34-3    1,062    2
    10. Florida    26-11    936    25
    11. North Carolina    32-6    904    4
    12. Arizona    23-12    902    -
    13. UCLA    19-14    840    -
    14. Michigan St.    29-8    789    5
    15. Missouri    30-5    664    3
    16. Creighton    29-6    622    19
    17. Memphis    26-9    539    -
    18. UNLV    26-9    488    23
    19. Baylor    30-8    486    9
    20. San Diego St.    26-8    463    22
    21. Gonzaga    26-7    384    -
    22. Notre Dame    22-12    297    -
    23. Wisconsin    26-10    285    14
    24. Cincinnati    26-11    120    -
    25. Florida St.    25-10    101    10  

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