Gonzaga ranked No. 8 in preseason AP Top 25 poll
SPOKANE, Wash. - The Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team sits as the No. 8 ranked team in the nation in the preseason AP Top 25 poll.
The rankings, released on Monday morning, have Gonzaga at No. 8 behind perennial powerhouses such as Duke, Kansas, and Kentucky, to name a few.
West Coast Conference rival Saint Mary's is the WCC's other ranked team at No. 20. With two teams ranked in the top 25, the WCC matches the Pac 12 Conference.
KREM Sports Director Brenna Greene said on Twitter after the poll was released that if the Bulldogs receive a four-seed or higher in the NCAA Tournament at the end of the year, Gonzaga could play the opening weekend in Spokane.
Gonzaga's highest-ranked opponent for the upcoming season is No. 9 North Carolina, who the Bulldogs will play at home on Dec. 18. Gonzaga could also face No. 15 Oregon in the second round of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament on Nov. 28.
The Bulldogs were ranked No. 3 in last year's preseason AP Top 25 poll.
The ACC, Big Ten and SEC led all conference with four teams each ranked in the poll.RELATED: Gonzaga women's basketball holds Fan Fest before 2019-2020 season RELATED: Gonzaga's Jill Townsend reflects on injury, looks forward to new season RELATED: Kraziness in the Kennel kicks off Gonzaga basketball season without Killian Tillie RELATED: Zags picked to win WCC, Tillie makes preseason all-conference list The following video is a preview of the 2019-2020 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team roster.
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