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College basketball rankings, week 15: Villanova remains #1

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Your Villanova Wildcats will be #1 for a second consecutive week.

The unis are grey, but they've never lost a home game as the #1 team in a nation in them.
The unis are grey, but they've never lost a home game as the #1 team in a nation in them.
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Villanova just spent their first week ever at the top of the AP Poll with a dismantling 25-point victory on the road at DePaul and then by overcoming a sub-par shooting night to defeat St. John's by 10.

With continued uncertainty in the rest of the Top 10, the Wildcats (22-3, 12-1) remain your #1 team in the country with Kansas Jayhawks, Oklahoma Sooners, Iowa Hawkeyes, and North Carolina Tar Heels rounding out the top 5. Jay Wright's squad collected 44 of the 65 first-place votes and 'Nova now becomes the 51st team team to be ranked at the top of the AP Poll for multiple weeks as they join Alabama, Duquesne, Louisville, Saint Louis, and Texas at two weeks. Kansas received the remaining 21 first-place votes.

The Wildcats are also number 1 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

The BIG EAST is also represented by Xavier at #8 (in a virtual tie with Michigan State) and Providence at #23 in the AP Poll, while #7 and #20, respectively, in the Coaches Poll.

AP Top 25

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Villanova Wildcats (44) 22-3 1,601
2 Kansas Jayhawks (21) 21-4 1,578
3 Oklahoma Sooners 20-4 1,471
4 Iowa Hawkeyes 20-5 1,349
5 North Carolina Tar Heels 21-4 1,343
6 Maryland Terrapins 22-4 1,248
7 Virginia Cavaliers 20-5 1,188
8 Xavier Musketeers 22-3 1,174
8 Michigan State Spartans 21-5 1,174
10 West Virginia Mountaineers 20-5 1,094
11 Miami-Florida Hurricanes 20-4 1,036
12 Arizona Wildcats 21-5 823
13 Louisville Cardinals 19-4 819
14 Iowa State Cyclones 18-7 742
15 Dayton Flyers 21-3 681
16 Oregon Ducks 20-6 529
17 Purdue Boilermakers 20-6 497
18 Louisville Cardinals 19-6 494
19 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 18-7 489
20 Duke Blue Devils 19-6 462
21 SMU Mustangs 21-3 441
22 Indiana Hoosiers 20-6 232
23 Providence Friars 19-7 125
24 Texas Longhorns 16-9 123
25 Baylor Bears 18-7 97
Others receiving votes: Texas A&M 90, Utah 75, Saint Joseph's 57, Wisconsin 47, South Carolina 39, USC 38, Michigan 17, Syracuse 17, Wichita St. 14, Stony Brook 13, Monmouth 10, California 8, Hawaii 5, UNC-W 4, SDSU 3, Yale 3, Cincinnati 2


USA Today Coaches Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Villanova (25) 22-3 785
2 Kansas (7) 21-4 764
3 Oklahoma 20-4 680
4 North Carolina 21-4 674
5 Maryland 22-4 636
6 Iowa 20-5 624
7 Xavier 22-3 615
8 Virginia 20-5 579
9 Michigan State 21-5 560
10 Miami (FL) 20-4 558
11 West Virginia 20-5 488
12 Arizona 21-5 425
13 Dayton 21-3 382
14 Kentucky 19-6 346
15 Iowa State 18-7 319
16 Purdue 20-6 298
17 Oregon 20-6 259
18 Notre Dame 18-7 203
19 Duke 19-6 183
20 Providence 19-7 161
21 Indiana 20-6 154
22 Baylor 18-7 109
23 South Carolina 21-4 108
24 Texas A&M 18-7 106
25 Texas 16-9 73
Others receiving votes: Utah 60, Wisconsin 32, Wichita St. 30, Michigan 29, USC 26, Gonzaga 26, Saint Joseph's 17, Pitt 16, California 15, LSU 13, Saint Mary's 13, Seton Hall 11, Hawaii 7, Florida 5, Texas Tech 5, Syracuse 3, Valpo 1, Stony Brook 1, Monmouth 1