The AP Top-25 is out and the three local schools are outside the top-25, but all three received votes. The Washington Huskies, at 7-3, checked-in with 49 votes, tied for 27th with Vanderbilt. The Huskies played once in the last week, easily dispatching San Francisco at home, 80-52.
With a win over Baylor, ranked No. 9 at the time, the Gonzaga Bulldogs pulled themselves back into the others receiving votes category. After a three-game losing streak -- to Illinois, Washington State and Notre Dame -- the Bulldogs fought back, dropping the Baylor Bears on Saturday, 68-64. It was a great, signature win for the Bulldogs, and the voters rewarded them with three votes this week.
The Washington State Cougars have been on a tear since their first, and only, loss of the season. After the Cougars dropped a close-game to Kansas State at home, Washington State picked up steam, winning its next three games. Last night, the Cougars returned from a finals week break to fight back for a road win over Santa Clara in overtime, 85-79. Like Gonzaga, Washington State picked-up three votes in this weeks AP Poll.
Here's the full AP Poll, courtesy of SB Nation's Joe Kutsunis.
1 Duke (64)
2 Ohio State (1)
7 San Diego State
11 Kansas State
12 Michigan State
22 Notre Dame
23 Brigham Young
25 Texas A&M