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Zags Fall to No. 14 After Loss to Illinois

© Gonzaga coach Mark Few said he was worried about Illinois' offense going into the game (Photo: SWX) © Gonzaga coach Mark Few said he was worried about Illinois' offense going into the game (Photo: SWX)

Gonzaga dropped four spots in the AP Top 25 poll Monday after losing their first game of the season last week.

The Zags went from No. 10 to No. 14 in the poll released Monday. They lost 85-74 to then-No. 13 Illinois. The Fighting Illini consequently rose to No. 10 this week.

‘[Illinois] bothered us all night on the bounce, we just could not keep them in front and I thought that might be a problem going into this thing," said coach Mark Few after the game.

Indiana remained atop the polls for the sixth straight week, followed by Duke, Michigan and Syracuse. Louisville and Florida swapped places at Nos. 5 and 6.

Gonzaga plays Kansas State on Saturday at KeyArena in Seattle in the annual Battle in Seattle. Game time is 6 p.m. on ESPN2.

 

 

 

AP Top 25 - Week 6
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Indiana (44) 9-0 1,580
2 Duke (20) 9-0 1,551
3 Michigan 9-0 1,444
4 Syracuse 8-0 1,378
5 Florida 7-0 1,319
6 Louisville 8-1 1,303
7 Ohio State 6-1 1,211
8 Arizona 7-0 1,178
9 Kansas 7-1 1,087
10 Illinois 10-0 991
11 Cincinnati 9-0 944
12 Missouri 8-1 877
13 Minnesota 10-1 714
14 Gonzaga 9-1 699
15 Georgetown 7-1 577
16 Creighton 9-1 525
17 New Mexico 10-0 512
18 San Diego State 7-1 491
19 Michigan State 8-2 328
20 UNLV 7-1 305
21 North Carolina 7-2 298
22 Notre Dame 8-1 283
23 Wichita State 9-0 280
24 Oklahoma State 7-1 251
25 North Carolina State 6-2 213
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