The AP released their third Top 25 poll for the 2016-17 season and the reigning national champion Villanova Wildcats have stepped up to the #2 spot.
Kentucky came in at #1 collecting 40 first place votes. ‘Nova tallied 20 first place votes and third-place Indiana collected another. North Carolina and Kansas rounded out the top 5.
Villanova (5-0) went through the week with victories over (#18) Purdue and then Western Michigan, Wake Forest, and UCF en route to the Championship of the Charleston Classic.
Last week’s #1 team, Duke, dropped to #6.
The BIG EAST was also represented by Xavier at #9 and Creighton at #12 with Butler and Seton Hall receiving votes.
‘Nova returns to action on Wednesday when they host the College of Charleston.
2016-17 AP Top 25 (Week 3)
|Others receiving votes: Michigan 83, Maryland 56, California 54, Miami 40, Cincinnati 34, Wichita St 29, Florida 27, Seton Hall 15, Virginia Tech 12, Butler 11, Dayton 11, Notre Dame 6, Colorado 4, Ohio State 2, Ohio 1, Rutgers 1, Tennessee State 1|