John Otano
Monday March 4th, 2013

The Gonzaga Bulldogs clinch WCC crown after beating Portland on March 2, 2013.  (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images) The Gonzaga Bulldogs clinch WCC crown after beating Portland on March 2, 2013. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images)

For the first time in school history, the Gonzaga Bulldogs are atop the AP Top 25 college basketball rankings.

Gonzaga, winners of their last 12 contests, received 29 first-place votes to unseat Indiana as the number one team in the country. The Bulldogs come off a convincing win over Portland, 81-52, to clinch the regular season crown in the West Coast Conference. Gonzaga will enter not only as the No. 1 seed in the West Coast Conference tournament but as the top team in the nation.

Former number one, Indiana, drops down a spot followed by Duke, Kansas and Georgetown to round out the top five. Gonzaga finished a perfect 16-0 in West Coast Conference play and 29-2 overall. Gonzaga will play in the WCC conference semifinal on March 9th.

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