The 2013 college basketball rankings have the Gonzaga Bulldogs still as the top dog. The Week 19 AP Top 25 has Gonzaga with 54 first place votes and the USA Today Coaches Poll awarded Gonzaga (30-2) with 29 first place votes. In the polls that were released Monday (March 11), Duke jumped back into the No. 2 slot after former No. 2 Indiana was upset again in the past week. Duke (27-4) was the only other school to receive first place votes, earning 11 in the AP Poll and two in the Coaches Poll
The rest of the top five in both polls are No. 3 Indiana, No. 4 Louisville, and No. 5 Georgetown. From those five schools most of the experts are expecting the top four seeds in the NCAA tournament to come from next Sunday (March 17). There are certainly some other schools that could surprise the voters during the upcoming conference tournaments, but it is clear which teams are really favored at this point.
The top 10 in the Week 19 AP Top 25 is flushed out with Michigan at No. 6, followed by Kansas, Michigan State, Miami, and Ohio State (in that order). Over in the Coaches Poll, the rest of the top 10 begins with Kansas at No. 6 and then continues with Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Miami (in that order). It certainly seems like any one of the top 10 teams in the polls could stand a shot at making a run in the NCAA tournament.
The updated 2013 college basketball rankings saw Creighton jump back into the AP Top 25 after winning three straight games in their conference tournament. The biggest jump was from Memphis, as the team moved up five spots to the No. 20 rank with a 27-4 overall record now.
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