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GU women ranked

Gonzaga women's basketball team moved into the Associated Press Top 25 for the second time in school history. The Bulldogs are ranked 24th. Gonzaga was ranked at the tail end of the 2005 for two weeks, coming in at No. 25 and moving up to 24 before losing in the West Coast Conference Tournament.

Gonzaga remains No. 2 in the Graham Hays-ESPN Mid-Major rankings, plus No. 2 in the West from LeftCoastHoops, which also has a feature about Kate Starbird, the Tacoma native who starred at Stanford after a stint with the Spokane Stars. Also, Jayda Evans of The Seattle Times visited with the Bulldogs. She was also courtside for the Cougar-Husky game in Pullman.

Speaking of rankings, Sports Illustrated's Phil Taylor had a commentary on UConn and if the Huskies' dominance hurt the sport.

Only two other CC teams have been ranked in the AP poll. Santa Clara made it in December of 1988 and San Francisco was ranked 13 times in 1980 and 1981. When GU coach Kelly Graves was an assistant at Portland the Pilots were ranked No. 25 in the USA Today/Coaches Poll at the end of the 1997 season.

Gonzaga is one of nine schools with both its men's and women's teams ranked and the only school from a non-BCS league.

School W M

Gonzaga 24-17

 Kentucky 20-4

Ohio State 8-13

Tennessee 5-14

West Virginia 11-6

Duke 6-10

Georgia Tech 21-21

Georgetown 18-7

Texas 17-9

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