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The Big East has been arguably the best and toughest conference in NCAA Men’s Basketball for 33 years. The Georgetown Hoyas ended this era with a win over Rival Syracuse. The big east has produced multiple national champions and ended with the conference’s top rivals. This emotional game Secures the Hoyas as the No. 1 Seed in the Big East with a final score of 69 – 31 .

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Gonzaga at the Number One spot in AP Rankings for the first time in History

Gonzaga with the best record in Division I 29-2 is on the top of The Associated Press’ Top 25 for the first time.

Gonzaga Bulldogs moved to the No. 1 spot on Monday after Indiana Hoosiers loss to Minnesota Golden Gophers last week.

During the preseason, Indiana Hoosiers were No. 1 and were on top for nine other weeks. On the other hand, Duke was No. 1 for five weeks. Michigan and Louisville were both on top for one week.

The AP poll began in January 1949 and Gonzaga became the 57th school to achieve the Number one spot on The Associated Press. Before, Gonzaga was at No. 2 which was the highest ranking for the Bulldogs. After Hoosier’s defeat, the Bulldogs were on a roll defeating BYU and Portland to achieve the No. 1 spot.

Gonzaga play their first game as a No.1 team in the semifinals of the West Coast Conference tournament Saturday night.

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Gonzaga is ranked No. 1 in college basketball for the first in school history   Gonzaga (29-2) currently has the best record in Division I with 51 out of 65 first place votes in the AP top 35.  Indiana now takes No. 2 and only received 7 first places votes after losing to Minnesota lat week.  Gonzaga also received 29 out of 31 top votes in the coaches poll.  The latest Top 25 teams of the NCAA:

1. Gonzaga (51) 29-2

2. Indiana (7) 25-4

3. Duke (5) 25-4

4. Kansas 25-4

5. Georgetown (2) 23-4

6. Miami 23-5

7. Michigan 24-5

8. Louisville 24-5

9. Kansas St. 24-5

10. Michigan St. 22-7

11. Florida 23-5

12. New Mexico 25-4

13. Oklahoma St. 22-6

14. Ohio St. 21-7

15. Marquette 21-7

16. Saint Louis 23-5

17. Syracuse 22-7

18. Arizona 23-6

19. Oregon 23-6

20. Pittsburgh 23-7

21. VCU 23-6

22. Wisconsin 20-9

23. UCLA 22-7

24. Notre Dame 22-7

25. Memphis 25-4

The latest NCAA basketball rankings have been posted. Indiana comes in at the #1 spot on the AP list for a fourth consecutive week after gaining 64 of the 65 first place votes. Gonzaga is the runner up with the #2 spot on the AP list by gaining 1/65 votes. Following these two  programs are Duke (24-3), Michigan (23-4), and Miami FL (22-4) to round out the top 5. Saint Louis Billikens (21-6) made the biggest jump in the AP polls after being ranked 26th last week and coming in at the 18th spot this week. Michigan State (22-6), Butler (22-6), and Marquette (19-7) made the biggest falls in the polls this week with each school dropping five spaces in the top 25. The top 25 should receive an incredible shakeup by this time next week as the Miami Hurricanes travel to Durham to take on the Duke Blue Devils, Louisville travels to Syracuse, and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish  travels on the road to take on Marquette. With the month of February approaching an end, things shall get very interesting on the road to Selection Sunday.

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Rankings: The Final Month Before the Tournament

The college basketball season is coming to a close and the Championship Contenders are starting to separate themselves from other teams as they are headed toward the NCAA Tournament.

These nine teams have shown tremendous effort and proven themselves throughout the season in order to make a deep run in March.

9. Georgetown Hoyas

8. Creighton Bluejays

7. Ohio State Buckeyes

6. Miami Hurricanes

5. Kansas Jayhawks

4. Michigan Wolverines

3. Louisville Cardinals

2. Florida Gators

1. Indiana Hoosiers

The only questions is: Which team will win the 2013 Division I Men’s Basketball Championship?