2012-2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings: Gonzaga moves up in the polls

Charles Leclaire-US PRESSWIRE

The Zags have stayed perfect to begin the season and have earned a bump in the AP and Coaches polls.

The Gonzaga Bulldogs haven't really gotten to the meaty part of their schedule yet but a big win over the rebuilding West Virginia Moutaineers and a dominant win against the South Dakota Coyotes have helped move them up in the polls. After checking in at 19th last week in both the Associated Press and Coaches polls, the Bulldogs have moved up to 17th and 16th respectively.

Freshman big man Przemek Karnowski is leading the Zags in scoring with 16 points per game while Elias Harris chips in an average of a double-double per contest with 13 points and 10.7 rebounds. Gonzaga has six players averaging in double figures so far this season.

Gonzaga picks up the rock again on Thanksgiving when they face the Clemson Tigers in the first round of the Old Spice Classic.

The Washington Huskies are without votes in either poll but they do have a couple Pac-12 opponents in the top-25. The Arizona Wildcats have cracked the top-10 and sit at 10th in both polls. The UCLA Bruins are 11th in the AP poll and will get Shabazz Muhammad back tonight. The Colorado Buffaloes are ranked for the first time since 1996, sitting at 23rd in the AP poll.

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