High-flyin' Zags move up to No. 2 in polls

High-flyin' Zags move up to No. 2 in polls
Gonzaga's Gary Bell Jr. makes a breakaway layup against Santa Clara, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Spokane, Wash. (AP Photo/Jed Conklin)
Indiana is No. 1 in The Associated Press' Top 25 for the fourth straight week, while Gonzaga moved to No. 2 for the first time in school history.

While the West Coast Bulldogs made some news at the top of the poll Monday, Louisiana Tech, the Bulldogs from Down South, moved into the rankings for the first time since a 13-week run in 1984-85, their only appearance in the poll.

Louisiana Tech, which is 25th this week, was led back then to a ranking as high as No. 7 by a forward named Karl Malone. Gonzaga at that time had a point guard named John Stockton. They went on to become one of the greatest combinations in NBA history with the Utah Jazz, were members of the Dream Team and both were inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The Hoosiers, who have been ranked No. 1 for a total of 10 weeks this season, received all but one first-place vote from the 65-member national media panel.

Gonzaga, which got the other No. 1 vote, was ranked third last week. The Bulldogs were also that high in the poll for the final two weeks of 2003-04.

The Zags were also ranked No. 2 behind Indiana in the USA Today Coaches poll.

Duke moved up three spots to third and is followed by Michigan and Miami, which dropped from second after falling to Wake Forest, the Hurricanes' first Atlantic Coast Conference loss this season.

Kansas is sixth, followed by Georgetown, Florida, Michigan State and Louisville.

Saint Louis, which beat Butler and VCU last week, moved into 18th in the poll, the Billikens' first ranking since being in for one week last season.

Colorado State, which was 22nd and lost twice last week, and VCU, which was 24th, dropped out.

AP Poll:
1. Indiana (64) 24-3
2. Gonzaga (1) 27-2
3. Duke 24-3
4. Michigan 23-4
5. Miami 22-4
6. Kansas 23-4
7. Georgetown 21-4
8. Florida 22-4
9. Michigan St. 22-6
10. Louisville 22-5
11. Arizona 23-4
12. Syracuse 22-5
13. Kansas St. 22-5
14. New Mexico 23-4
15. Oklahoma St. 20-6
16. Ohio St. 20-7
17. Wisconsin 19-8
18. Saint Louis 21-5
19. Memphis 24-3
20. Butler 22-6
21. Notre Dame 22-6
22. Marquette 19-7
23. Pittsburgh 21-7
24. Oregon 22-6
25. Louisiana Tech 24-3
Others receiving votes: Colorado St. 49, VCU 45, Akron 43, Wichita St. 35, Saint Mary's (Cal) 24, Illinois 19, UConn 18, UNLV 13, North Carolina 8, California 5, Middle Tennessee 2, Belmont 16, Missouri 1, Stephen F. Austin 1.