The Associated Press released it's Preseason basketball poll today and #Villanova is ranked 6th. On top of the poll is the reigning champion, Duke, with Michigan State (8) and Kansas State (2) also receiving first-place votes.
There were 4 BIG EAST schools listed in the poll:
West Virginia and UConn also received votes, but didn't crack the top-25.
Two other conferences had four schools included in the poll, the Big Ten and Big XII. The Pac-10 is the only major conference (BCS) that did not have a second-team included:
BIG EAST - 4
Big XII - 4
BigTen - 4
ACC - 3
SEC - 3
MWC - 2
Pac-10, A-10, C-USA, WCC, Horizon - 1
Big5 rivals Temple were also included at number 22.