The Gaels climbed a few spots thanks to some critical losses by teams ranked ahead of them — and also as a result of their own huge road wins over BYU and Loyola Marymount this past weekend.READ MORE: 2 Killed in Separate Shootings Saturday in San Francisco Potrero Hill Neighborhood
SMC has gotten off to the best start in school history as their record currently sits at 21-2 overall and 10-0 in conference play.READ MORE: Saturday Shooting in Sunnyvale Kills 1; Police Arrest Suspect
The Gaels biggest remaining challenges come later this month when they play on the road Feb. 9 against the Gonzaga Bulldogs — which entered the AP rankings in the latest poll at No. 24, and again on Feb. 18 against the 10th-ranked Murray State Racers — the only remaining undefeated Division I team at 21-0.
Wins in those games game could help lock up a regular season conference title as well as a potential at-large bid for the Gaels to the NCAA Tournament.MORE NEWS: Police Arrest Teen Suspect for Friday-Evening Homicide in SF Excelsior District
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