Gonzaga remains atop AP Top 25; Tennessee cracks top 10
Gonzaga, Arizona and reigning national champion Baylor remained atop The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll Monday while Tennessee cracked the top 10 for the first time this year and North Carolina returned to the Top 25 for the first time since November. Mark Few’s Bulldogs claimed 52 of 61 first-place votes to hold the No. 1 ranking for the fourth straight week and eighth time this season going back to the preseason poll. The Wildcats stayed at No. 2 for the third straight week under first-year coach Tommy Lloyd and claimed six first-place votes, while Scott Drew’s Bears – who held the top spot for five weeks earlier this season – took the other three.news.yahoo.com
Georgia quarterback J.T. Daniels entering transfer portal, Stetson Bennett announces he’s staying with Bulldogs
Any uncertainty about the quarterback position with the defending national champions can be put aside. Within minutes, J.T. Daniels entered the transfer portal and Stetson Bennett IV announced that he is staying at Georgia for his senior season.
‘We love our Mailman’: Hometown cherishes national champ Stetson Bennett IV
If there was ever a doubt, signs emblazoned with the white, red and black of the Peach State’s favorite college football team remove it. We’re a long way from Gator country. And in Pierce County, it’s Stetson Bennett IV country.
Angry Dawgs: No. 3 Georgia beats No. 2 Michigan 34-11 in CFP
Stetson Bennett threw three touchdown passes, Nakobe Dean led an angry Georgia defense and the third-ranked Bulldogs returned to their dominant ways, beating No. 2 Michigan 34-11 in the Orange Bowl to advance to the College Football Playoff championship.
Chet Holmgren is the center of attention for No. 1 Gonzaga
The destination is the summer pro-am run by former NBA star Jamal Crawford. “It was unreal to see a unicorn in real life!” Crawford tweeted in August. “Chet Holmgren is special.” Fast-forward three months and as much as top-ranked Gonzaga might be downplaying all the “unicorn” talk, it’s clear Holmgren is a special talent unlike any that’s come through the Bulldogs’ program.news.yahoo.com
AP Top 25: 'Bama jumps OU to No. 3; Penn State falls to 20th
Alabama inched up to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football Sunday behind top-ranked Georgia and No. 2 Cincinnati. No. 5 Ohio State and No. 6 Michigan both held their spots. In a week with no games matching ranked teams, five ranked teams lost, including two in the top 10.news.yahoo.com
No. 1 Gonzaga fully reloaded after run to championship game
At one point during Gonzaga's yearlong run at No. 1 last season, coach Mark Few felt so comfortable with the leadership he had on the floor, he could have left a rack of basketballs on the court, walked away and the Bulldogs could have run practice themselves. The talent is certainly there, it’s just a matter of how quickly Gonzaga can fit the pieces together.news.yahoo.com
Gonzaga is No. 1 in preseason AP Top 25; UCLA, Kansas next
Gonzaga carried a No. 1 ranking all last season before falling a win short of becoming college basketball’s first unbeaten national champion in 45 years. The Zags were the runaway top choice in The Associated Press Top 25 men’s college basketball preseason poll released Monday. Kansas, Villanova and Texas rounded out the top five, while reigning national champion Baylor checked in at No. 8.news.yahoo.com
AP Top 25: Georgia is No. 1, Big Ten grabs half of top 10
Georgia was the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday by a unanimous vote, taking the top spot during the regular season for the first time since November 1982. The Bulldogs (62 first-place votes) moved up one spot in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, a day after preseason No. 1 Alabama lost at Texas A&M. The defending national champion Crimson Tide slipped four spots to No. 5 after its first loss of the season. Iowa is No 2, up one spot after winning a top-five matchup with Penn State.news.yahoo.com