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Gonzaga ranked 26th in pre-season coaches poll

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The Gonzaga Bulldogs have a tough hill to climb to make it to the top of the

Team

Record ('06-'07)

1. Florida

(33-6)

2. North Carolina

(23-8)

3. Kansas

(25-8)

4. Ohio St.

(26-6)

5. (t) Pittsburgh

(25-8)

5. (t) UCLA

(32-7)

7. LSU

(27-9)

8. Georgetown

(23-10)

9. Wisconsin

(19-12)

10. Arizona

(20-13)

11. Duke

(32-4)

12. Alabama

(18-13)

13. Texas A&M

(22-9)

14. Memphis

(33-4)

15. Boston College

(28-8)

16. Washington

(26-7)

17. Marquette

(20-11)

18. Connecticut

(30-4)

19. Texas

(30-7)

20. Syracuse

(23-12)

21. Georgia Tech

(11-17)

22. Kentucky

(22-13)

23. Creighton

(20-10)

24. Tennessee

(22-8)

25. Nevada

(27-6)

26. Gonzaga

NCAA in 2006-07.  The Zags are ranked 26 in the preseason USA Today/ESPN coaches' poll as the first team in the "others receiving votes" category. 

They were ranked 10 th at end of last season. The poll, released Friday, puts Florida at No. 1.  The Gators return all five starters from last year's team. The Zags will play another tough schedule this year, taking on five Top 25 teams.  Duke is 11th , Memphis is 14th , Washington is 16th , Texas is 19th and Nevada is 25th. 

Gonzaga meets up with Duke at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 21 st .  Memphis and Washington will play the Zags in Spokane. The game against Texas will be played at the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic in Phoenix.  And Gonzaga will play Nevada at KeyArena in the Battle in Seattle.

 

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