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Gonzaga holds on to No. 1 ranking for second week

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Gonzaga is no one-week wonder at No. 1.

The Bulldogs beat Loyola Marymount 66-48 in its first - and so far only - game as the nation's top-ranked team. They will look to win the West Coast Conference title Monday night.

Gonzaga received 54 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. Duke, which received the other 11 first-place votes, moved up one spot to second after beating Virginia Tech and North Carolina last week. Indiana dropped one place to third after losing to Ohio State then rallying for the dramatic win at Michigan that gave the Hoosiers the outright Big Ten title.

Louisville jumped from eighth to No. 4 and was followed by Georgetown, Michigan, Kansas, Michigan State, Miami and Ohio State.

The week's lone newcomer is Missouri Valley Conference champion Creighton, which returns after being out of the poll the last four weeks. The Bluejays replace Oregon, which dropped out from 19th after losing two games last week.

AP Poll

1. Gonzaga (54)30-21,6111
2. Duke (11) 27-41,5593
3. Indiana 26-51,4912
4. Louisville 26-51,4218
5. Georgetown24-51,3445
6. Michigan 25-61,2307
7. Kansas 26-51,2244
8. Michigan St.24-71,18410
9. Miami 24-61,0826
10. Ohio St. 23-71,07314
11. Kansas St.25-69329
12. Marquette23-792115
13. Florida 24-683811
14. Oklahoma St.23-780513
15. New Mexico26-577112
16. Saint Louis24-655716
17. Pittsburgh24-755120
18. Arizona 24-652318
19. Syracuse 23-836217
20. Memphis 27-431625
21. UCLA 23-824523
22. Wisconsin21-1019122
23. Creighton27-7190-
24. Notre Dame23-817124
25. VCU24-715721
Others receiving votes: Saint Mary's (Cal) 117, Butler 105, North Carolina 49, Colorado St. 48, Temple 20, Belmont 13, UNLV 7, Wichita St. 6, Kentucky 5, Oregon 4, Valparaiso 1, Villanova 1.

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