Gonzaga, the small Northwest school known for big NCAA tournament wins, is No. 1 in the Associated Press men's basketball top 25 poll for the first time.
With the best record in Division I at 29-2, the Bulldogs took advantage of Indiana's loss to Minnesota last week. The Bulldogs switched places with the Hoosiers, advancing from No. 2 to move comfortably into the No. 1 spot Monday.
Gonzaga received 51 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel, 44 more than Indiana. The Bulldogs are the fifth school to hold the No. 1 slot this season.
Gonzaga also topped the weekly USA Today coaches' poll, earning 29 first-place votes. Indiana is second in the coaches' poll, followed by Kansas, Duke and Georgetown.