Unsurprisingly, Gonzaga remains entrenched at No. 1 in the latest Associated Press men’s college basketball poll released on March 8.
The Bulldogs received 61 of 63 first-place votes from a media panel in the poll as the team received a week break before heading into the WCC Tournament.
The team will be looking to go undefeated as they enter March Madness. If they’re able to pull it off, they’ll become the 16th team ever to have entered the NCAA Tournament undefeated. Nobody has done so since John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats did it in the 2014-15 season.
Behind the Zags are Baylor, who landed two first-place votes in this week’s polls. They moved back into the No. 2 slot, as they won three games straight against ranked opponents.
Illinois, Michigan and Iowa rounded out the top 5.
No. 8 Arkansas is in the top 10 for the first time since reaching No. 1 in 1994-95.
Oklahoma drops 9 spots to No. 25 after close loss to Texas.
Virginia jumps to No. 16 after a double-digit win over Louisville.
Oklahoma State rises to No. 12 after a win over West Virginia.
Moving In/Moving Out
Wisconsin was the only team to drop out of the rankings after a tough loss to Iowa.
USC joins the poll at No. 24 following a buzzer-beating victory at UCLA
Here is the latest AP poll:
#9 Ohio State
#10 West Virginia
#12 Oklahoma State
#15 Florida State
#18 Loyola Chicago
#19 San Diego State
#21 Texas Tech
#22 Virginia Tech
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