It was a slow holiday week for Villanova as the #2 ranked Wildcats only played, and defeated the College of Charleston over the past week. That result let the ‘Cats hold their spot in the newest AP Poll released on Monday.
Kentucky came in at #1 collecting 40 first place votes. ‘Nova tallied 20 first place votes and third-place North Carolina collected four. Kansas and Duke rounded out the top 5.
The BIG EAST was also represented by Xavier at #7, Creighton at #10, and Butler at #18.
Baylor, who also received a 1st place vote, jumped from #20 to #9 after winning the field at the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Villanova next returns to the court on Tuesday with a Big 5 matchup against Penn at The Palestra.
AP Top 25 (Week 4)
|3||North Carolina (4)||7-0||1,497|
|Others receiving votes: Maryland 126, Notre Dame 85, Cincinnati 49, Michigan State 28, Ohio State 22, Michigan 13, Temple 8, USC 7, Houston 6, Florida State 5, VCU 5, California 3, Tennessee State 2, Virginia Tech 1, Arkansas State 1, San Diego State 1, Colorado 1, Minnesota 1, Rutgers 1|