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Villanova has started a small-ball revolution in college basketball

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All the big boys are deploying smaller lineups more often than they have in the past.

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Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! Have you noticed that a lot of the elite programs are deploying smaller, more versatile lineups so far this year? Hey, me too!

And it's fun to see Jay Wright getting some credit for that, even if it is unlikely that the trend is just down to his success last season.

And now, the "news."

Did Villanova's Title Start A Four-Guard Trend | FanRag
Jay Wright has used the “four out” motion offense with success at Villanova for more than a decade.

The kPOY is not playing Ball | The kenpom.com blog
Josh Hart leads the way in KenPom's Player of the Year rankings.

DiVincenzo Helps Keep Villanova On Top | Fanrag
1. Villanova. The Skinny: Redshirt freshman Donte DiVincenzo (8.5 points, 3.4 rebounds) has emerged in Phil Booth’s absence.

Naismith Watch: Villanova's Josh Hart, Kansas' Frank Mason III lead the way | NCAA.com
Here is this week's Naismith Watch featuring nine men the Atlanta Tipoff Club could honor in April as the nation's best college basketball player.

Talley begins post-coaching run at Villanova | Philly.com
The next chapter of Andy Talley's journey is officially underway. So naturally, two days after Villanova lost in the second round of the FCS playoffs at South Dakota State to bring the curtain down on an historic 32-year Main Line coaching career, he was lunching at his favorite Italian restaurant.

Why Villanova is the No. 1 team in the Top 25 - CBSSports.com
The reigning national champions are in the top spot of our rankings

College Basketball Talk Top 25: Villanova reigns supreme | NBC Sports
How high does UCLA climb? Bruin fans will be happy.

Villanova Wildcats become third No. 1 in Power Rankings in three weeks | ESPN
Duke had its shot. Indiana had its shot. Step right up, Villanova. The first month of the season has been marked by volatility. Any chances things settle down?

Who's overrated, underrated, rightly rated? | CBSSports.com
From UCLA to Gonzaga, Villanova to Butler, here's who to buy and who to sell.

John Calipari 30 for 30, One and Not Done, debuting in April | SI.com
With as many detractors as supporters, John Calipari makes for a great documentary subject. ESPN's upcoming 30 for 30, airing in April, will tackle hi