‘Zags top AP poll

Gonzaga is ranked No. 1 in the AP's preseason basketball poll, the first such time the school has topped the charts to open a season. Kansas is among the schools ranked in the top 10.

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November 10, 2020 - 9:41 AM

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few directs his team in a 2019 NCAA Tournament game. Photo by (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times / TNS

Just about the only thing Gonzaga has left to accomplish under Mark Few is win a national championship.

The ‘Zags scratched another first off the list Monday: They will open the season at No. 1.

Despite losing West Coast Conference player of the year Filip Petrusev, the Bulldogs received 28 first-place votes and 1,541 points from a 64-member national media panel. That was just enough to edge Baylor (24 first-place vote) by a single point for the top spot in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 heading toward the delayed Nov. 25 start of the season.

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