Bay Area Teams Shut Out Of College Hoops Polls

Brad Waldow and the Saint Mary’s Gaels are 7-0, but are getting no love in the polls. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

No Bay Area teams made the cut for the new Top 25 polls released Monday by the Associated Press and USA Today.

In the AP media poll, Saint Mary’s (7-0) was the only Bay Area team to get any notice, earning three points. In the coaches poll conducted by USA Today, the Gaels received 18 points.

Three Pac-12 teams made the AP Top 25, led by the new No. 1 in the land, Arizona (9-0), which moved up one spot to the top this week. Oregon (8-0) dropped two places to No. 15 and Colorado (9-1) moved into the polls at No. 21 after the Buffaloes upset Kansas on Saturday. UCLA (8-1) fell out of the rankings from No. 18 after a loss at home to Missouri on Saturday.

One Mountain West squad is in the AP poll. San Diego State (7-1) won two games but dropped a spot to No. 25.

From the West Coast Conference, Gonzaga (8-1) dropped one spot to No. 20 after beating New Mexico State.

In the coaches poll, Arizona moved up to No. 1, Oregon rose two spots to No. 11 and UCLA dropped six places to No. 23. Colorado is not ranked by the coaches.

San Diego State moved into the coaches poll at No. 24 this week and Gonzaga checks in at No. 16, down one spot from last week.

Topics: College Basketball Polls

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