Gonzaga, the small Northwest school that consistently delivers big NCAA tournament wins, is on top of The Associated Press' Top 25 for the first time.
J.J. Redick, whose 3-point shooting led Duke to a No. 1 ranking for most of the season, was selected the national player of the year by The Associated Press on Friday.
Adam Morrison, J.J. Redick, Shelden Williams, Randy Foye and Brandon Roy are finalists for the Wooden Award.
J.J. Redick of Duke and Adam Morrison of Gonzaga spent all season locked in a bicoastal scoring race. Fittingly, they ended it as the only unanimous selections for The Associated Press' All-America men's basketball team.
Senior teammates J.J. Redick and Shelden Williams of the No. 1 Blue Devils were the leading vote-getters Tuesday on The Associated Press' preseason All-America team.