Gonzaga is the first team outside of the six major conferences to be ranked No. 1 since Memphis in 2007-08.
You wouldn't guess that was the case as the Bulldogs prepared to practice Tuesday for the first time since making program history a day earlier with its first No. 1 ranking in The Associated Press' Top 25.
The players casually shot around. No special banners hung in The Kennel. There was no flood of extra media, no glad-handing boosters.
It was business as usual for a program that has won 80 percent of its games since the turn of the century.
''This team's pretty grounded,'' coach Mark Few said. ''We all understand we've got a lot of work left to do. We've had some fun with it, but the ranking is not going to score any baskets or block any shots.'
''Our greatest motivator is we want to keep playing together as long as we can.''
Few tried to keep things normal when the poll came out Monday. He gave his team the day off and went fishing. He declined to say if he caught any...