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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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