AP Top 25: Ducks drop to No. 24 after weekend split

AP Top 25: Ducks drop to No. 24 after weekend split »Play Video
Oregon guard Johnathan Loyd, right, drives on Stanford guard Chasson Randle during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Loyd scored 15 points as Oregon won 77-66. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Indiana is No. 1 in The Associated Press' Top 25 for the fourth straight week, while Gonzaga moved to No. 2 for the first time in school history.

Oregon dropped one spot to No. 24 this week after a splitting home games against California and Stanford.

While the West Coast Bulldogs made some news at the top of the poll Monday, Louisiana Tech, the Bulldogs from Down South, moved into the rankings for the first time since a 13-week run in 1984-85, their only appearance in the poll.

Louisiana Tech, which is 25th this week, was led back then to a ranking as high as No. 7 by a forward named Karl Malone. Gonzaga at that time had a point guard named John Stockton. They went on to become one of the greatest combinations in NBA history with the Utah Jazz, were members of the Dream Team and both were inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The Hoosiers, who have been ranked No. 1 for a total of 10 weeks this season, received all but one first-place vote from the 65-member national media panel.

Gonzaga, which got the other No. 1 vote, was ranked third last week. The Bulldogs were also that high in the poll for the final two weeks of 2003-04.

Duke moved up three spots to third and is followed by Michigan and Miami, which dropped from second after falling to Wake Forest, the Hurricanes' first Atlantic Coast Conference loss this season.

Kansas is sixth, followed by Georgetown, Florida, Michigan State and Louisville.

Saint Louis, which beat Butler and VCU last week, moved into 18th in the poll, the Billikens' first ranking since being in for one week last season.

Colorado State, which was 22nd and lost twice last week, and VCU, which was 24th, dropped out.

                            Record    Pts    Prv
1. Indiana (64)    24-3    1,624    1
2. Gonzaga (1)    27-2    1,530    3
3. Duke    24-3    1,461    6
4. Michigan    23-4    1,411    7
5. Miami    22-4    1,317    2
6. Kansas    23-4    1,272    9
7. Georgetown    21-4    1,236    11
8. Florida    22-4    1,164    5
9. Michigan St.    22-6    1,105    4
10. Louisville    22-5    1,047    10
11. Arizona    23-4    998    12
12. Syracuse    22-5    915    8
13. Kansas St.    22-5    875    13
14. New Mexico    23-4    764    16
15. Oklahoma St.    20-6    692    14
16. Ohio St.    20-7    675    18
17. Wisconsin    19-8    558    19
18. Saint Louis    21-5    495    —
19. Memphis    24-3    453    21
20. Butler    22-6    351    15
21. Notre Dame    22-6    328    25
22. Marquette    19-7    317    17
23. Pittsburgh    21-7    158    20
24. Oregon    22-6    61    23
25. Louisiana Tech    24-3    54    —

Others receiving votes: Colorado St. 49, VCU 45, Akron 43, Wichita St. 35, Saint Mary's (Cal) 24, Illinois 19, UConn 18, UNLV 13, North Carolina 8, California 5, Middle Tennessee 2, Belmont 16, Missouri 1, Stephen F. Austin 1.