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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news & links for October 28, 2014

Daily Villanova links.

Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! One week from today the Wildcats will return to national TV, likely blow Northwood out of the building, and we will all be giddy enough to unrealistically set expectations through the roof after a win over a Division II program.

Keep an eye out for '3 Things To Know' about Richmond dropping later today, and we'll take a look at Daryl Reynolds and how much we can expect him to contribute in 2014-15.

And now, the "news."

College Basketball Top 25 Power Rankings | ESPN
ESPN seems to like 'Nova a bit more than say, our buddies at the SB Nation mothership.

Pat Croce's Villanova mansion sold at auction |
$2.2 million... Hopefully the mermaid sculptures stay with the house...

Archbishop Wood dominates Archbishop Carroll | The Intelligencer
Jarrett McClenton, a Villanova commit, ran for scores of 24 and 50 yards.

Arkansas Razorbacks among most underrated teams in college basketball | E$PN
[$ubscription] Jeff Goodman polls coaches from around the country to rank the 10 most underrated teams in college basketball, with Arkansas coming in at No. 1. Villanova will face three of them.

Army-Navy game voted college football s best tradition in #1QFor128 | ESPN
The Army-Navy game was voted the best tradition in college football in ESPN's weekly #1QFor128 college football poll of the FBS head coaches.

Alabama Boosters Are Paying For Nick Saban's House | Deadspin
According to a report from, Nick Saban sold his Tuscaloosa home to a Bama booster club, and still lives there while the boosters pay the property taxes. Interesting transaction for the coach, since it would also make it easier for him to leave town.

Carleton bars Queen's band instruments, so they'll bring vuvuzelas | Yahoo! Canada
And THAT is how you respond to a bully. By annoying the hell out of everyone in the stadium.