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Gonzaga rises to No. 2 in AP poll after win over St. Mary's

BYU upset Gonzaga 91-78 on Saturday night, ending the Bulldogs' 19-game winning streak.

SPOKANE, Wash. — SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga rose one spot to No. 2 on the Associated Press poll after a Senior Night win over St. Mary's.

The Zags beat Saint Mary’s 86-76 on Saturday night to sweep the season series.

This means Gonzaga: advances directly to the semifinals of the WCC Tournament on March 9.

Kansas, Dayton, Baylor, San Diego State, Kentucky, Florida State, Seton Hall, Maryland and Lousville rounded out the top 10. 

Gonzaga dropped to No. 3 on the latest Associated Press poll last week after a loss to Brigham Young University. 

BYU upset Gonzaga 91-78 last Saturday, ending the Bulldogs' 19-game winning streak. 

Gonzaga previously beat Brigham Young University 92-69 in January.

Gonzaga sat at No. 1 for four weeks this season before falling to No. 2 behind Baylor. 

The Bulldogs first took the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 Poll on Monday, Dec. 23. Gonzaga has been ranked in the Top 10 all season, including starting the season at No. 8 in the AP poll.

Gonzaga's time at No. 1 marked the fifth time in program history that Gonzaga sat at the top of the AP poll. 

Last season, Gonzaga spent five weeks at No. 1 after a historic win over Duke at the Maui Invitational. 

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The Bulldogs were No. 1 in in the last three rankings of the 2012-13 season, prior to the NCAA Tournament. 

GU also climbed to No. 1 for four straight weeks after a 22-0 start to the 2016-17 season. The Zags were No. 1 for four straight weeks, before finishing the regular season 29-1, and advancing to the national championship game.

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