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Gonzaga Men's Basketball Gets Top National Rankings

File photo of McCarthey Athletic Center, home to Gonzaga basketball.
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File photo of McCarthey Athletic Center, home to Gonzaga basketball.

With 22 straight wins and no losses, the Gonzaga University men’s basketball team are the only undefeated NCAA Division 1 basketball team in the nation. And now the Bulldogs have secured the top ranking in the country’s two major polls.

It’s only the second time in the team’s history they have made it to the top of the rankings.

The team holds tops spots in both the USA Today Coaches’ Poll and the Associated Press’s Top 25. They are also one of only two teams in the West Coast Conference to hold spots in at least one of those polls.

Teams are roughly halfway through the regular college basketball season. Gonzaga have made it to the NCAA tournament 18 years in a row, advancing as far as the “elite eight” two years ago

The Bulldogs play Brigham Young University Thursday in Utah.

Copyright 2017 Northwest News Network

Emily Schwing
Emily Schwing comes to the Inland Northwest by way of Alaska, where she covered social and environmental issues with an Arctic spin as well as natural resource development, wildlife management and Alaska Native issues for nearly a decade. Her work has been heard on National Public Radio’s programs like “Morning Edition” and “All things Considered.” She has also filed for Public Radio International’s “The World,” American Public Media’s “Marketplace,” and various programs produced by the BBC and the CBC. She has also filed stories for Scientific American, Al Jazeera America and Arctic Deeply.