July 4, 2022

College Basketball Rankings: No. 1 Gonzaga is back on the court after a layoff, faces a tough test against San Francisco

College Basketball Rankings: No. 1 Gonzaga is back on the court after a layoff, faces a tough test against San Francisco

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Due to the unusual structure of the West Coast Conference Tournament that automatically advances the top seed to the semi-finals, nine days have passed since then. Gonzaga last game. But the team that still holds the top spot in the CBS Sports Top 25 and 1 daily updated rankings on Monday morning will be back on the court Monday night, and the Zags are now just two wins away from becoming the top seed in the NCAA Championship for the second year in a row.

Their opponent in the WCC semi-finals is San Francisco.

San Francisco isn’t a name that resonates with the sport – but the Dons are legally good this season. They are now widely seen as a lock for public bidding for the 2022 NCAA Championship and are currently ranked 21st in the KenPom.comwhich is higher than AlabamaAnd the Ohio StateAnd the Memphis and the North Carolina The team that spent last weekend in sabotage duke Fitness Trainer MIke Krzyzewski Final at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Based on current KenPom numbers, San Francisco will be a neutral court favorite over the Big Ten champion Wisconsin And the hero of the Great East Providence. The Zajs have beaten them twice this season – first by a 16-point lead at home in January, then by a 16-point lead on the road in February.

Gonzaga is a Monday night favorite with 14 points.

Tipoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET.

Saint Mary’s against. Santa Clara It marks the second semi-final for the World Council of Churches on Monday. Gaels are listed as a 5-point favorite at that. They are ranked 14th in the top 25 and 1.

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