Gonzaga (28-0), the only unbeaten team in Division I, remained No. 1 in the Associated Press college basketball rankings for a program record fourth consecutive week Monday. The Zags collected 59 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel to stay ahead of Villanova (26-2) and Kansas (24-3).
The Zags last week crushed San Francisco 96-61 and Pacific 82-61, and collected 1,618 total votes to Villanova’s 1,556 and Kansas’s 1,503.
Three teams from the Pac-12 Conference — Arizona (25-3), UCLA (24-3) and Oregon (24-4) — are fourth through sixth. Louisville is seventh, followed by North Carolina, Baylor and Duke. Gonzaga beat Pac-12 leader Arizona 69-62 in Los Angeles in December, and swept St. Mary’s (24-3), which advanced to No. 20.
Gonzaga plays at San Diego Thursday and closes out its regular-season West Coast Conference slate Saturday in Spokane against BYU.