3. Gonzaga
Previous rank: 6
Rankings: AP No. 2 (men), AP No. 13 (women)

Men: Gonzaga shed the mid-major label over a decade ago. The Bulldogs have been a major player in college basketball for years under Mark Few, and the 2016-17 run to the national title game solidified its status as a premier program. This season's group has displayed dominant moments similar to those manufactured by that national runner-up squad. The Bulldogs beat rival Saint Mary's by 30 points on Feb. 8. They beat a good BYU team by 23 points this season. This Gonzaga team is built to make a run to Atlanta and win a national title. -- Myron Medcalf

Women: Even as it runs away with the WCC, Gonzaga still has everything to play for. No mid-major team has hosted the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament since the format reverted to the top 16 seeds hosting those games in 2016. Even after a recent loss at Saint Mary's, Gonzaga is still in position to change that if it avoids any further setbacks. But as was the case a year ago, injuries threaten to derail something special. The team's second-leading scorer, senior Katie Campbell, will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury. -- Graham Hays
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