JIM O’CONNELL, AP Basketball Author
Gonzaga, the final unbeaten staff in Division I, moved to No. 1 in The Related Press school basketball ballot for the second time in class historical past.
The Zags (22-zero) jumped up from third when Villanova and Kansas each have been crushed in every week when seven of the highest 10 misplaced.
Gonzaga acquired forty six first-place votes from the sixty five-member nationwide media panel Monday. The Zags have been No. 1 for the final three weeks of the 2012-thirteen season.
Gonzaga is the fifth staff to succeed in No. 1 this season becoming a member of Duke, Kentucky, Villanova and Baylor.
Baylor (20-1), one of many three prime 10 groups to not lose, jumped from fifth to second. The Bears had six first-place votes and have been one level forward of Kansas (19-2), which dropped one place after dropping at West Virginia earlier than profitable at Kentucky. The Jayhawks had 9 first-place votes.
Villanova, which had been No. 1 for the final two weeks and 6 general, dropped to fourth after dropping at Marquette. The Wildcats (20-2), who additionally had a final-second win over Virginia, have been No. 1 on 4 ballots.
Northwestern (18-four) is the week’s lone newcomer. The Wildcats have been final ranked for one week in 2009-10.
Arizona, the opposite prime 10 workforce to get via the week with no loss, moved from seventh to fifth and was adopted by Louisville, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and Wisconsin.
UCLA was eleventh and was adopted by North Carolina, Oregon, Cincinnati, Florida State, Butler, Maryland, Saint Mary’s, South Carolina and Notre Dame.
The final 5 ranked groups have been Duke, Creighton, Purdue, Florida and Northwestern.
Xavier (15-6), which has misplaced 4 of six with all of the losses to ranked groups, dropped out from twenty fourth. The Musketeers, who had been ranked for the final 29 polls, have been seventh within the preseason voting.
West Virginia, which beat Kansas and Texas A&M, had the week’s largest leap from 18th to No. 7. Louisville, which beat Pittsburgh and North Carolina State by a mean of forty factors, moved from thirteenth to No. 6.
Florida State’s fall from sixth to No. 15 adopted the Seminoles’ losses to Georgia Tech and Syracuse. Kentucky additionally misplaced twice final week — to Tennessee and Kansas — and the Wildcats dropped from fourth to eighth.
7. West Virginia
12. North Carolina
15. Flordia State
18. Saint Mary’s
19. South Carolina
20. Notre Dame