The Associated Press has released their Men’s Basketball Top 25 Poll for the sixth week of the 2016-17 season and the Villanova Wildcats remain at the top spot.
Jay Wright’s squad collected 56 of 65 first place votes as the Wildcats (10-0) knocked off a Big 5 rival, LaSalle, and previously-undefeated Notre Dame on a neutral court in Newark in the Never Forget Tribute last week.
UCLA, Kansas, Baylor, and Duke round out the top 5 (and the following five remain unchanged as well).
The BIG EAST was also represented by Creighton at #10, Xavier at #17, and Butler at #18.
Florida and Iowa State dropped out of the Top 25 as Florida State and Southern California joined the rankings.
Villanova next returns to the court on Tuesday with a Big 5 matchup against Temple at The Pavilion.
AP Top 25
|Others receiving votes: Florida 44, Wichita St 33, Virginia Tech 32, Maryland 31, Valparaiso 9, TCU 8, Middle Tennessee 7, Miami 6, Minnesota 6, Kansas State 4, UCF 2, Syracuse 2, Ohio State 2, Pittsburgh 2, Michigan State 2, Iowa State 1, Clemson 1, Loyola (CHI) 1|