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College basketball rankings, week 11: Villanova reclaims #1 spot

Villanova is #1 in the AP poll, while Kansas takes the top spot in the coaches poll

NCAA Basketball: Xavier at Villanova Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Despite Kansas having four more 1st place votes, it’s the Villanova Wildcats who took the top spot in this week’s AP Poll. The Kansas Jayhawks, however, are the clear #1 in the USA Today Coaches Poll, where Nova moved up to #2.

This is Villanova’s second stint as the country’s #1 team just two weeks after a loss at the Butler Bulldogs knocked them off the top spot. Unlike those previous 5 weeks atop the rankings, the nation’s sports writers were much more split with Kansas (32), Villanova (28), UCLA Bruins (3), and Gonzaga Bulldogs (2) all earning first place votes.

As for the rest of the Big East, the Creighton Bluejays moved up a spot to #7 as they still have just one loss on the season. Butler dropped a spot to #13, #14 in the coaches poll, after going 1-1 against ranked opponents this week. But the Xavier Musketeers dropped 7 spots down to #22, just #19 in the coaches poll, after losing at both Villanova and Butler. The Seton Hall Pirates, who also dropped two games this week, are no longer receiving votes.

AP Poll Week 11 (1/16/2017)

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Villanova (28) 17-1 1,580
2 Kansas (32) 16-1 1,562
3 UCLA (3) 18-1 1,472
4 Gonzaga (2) 17-0 1,433
5 Kentucky 15-2 1,357
6 Baylor 16-1 1,315
7 Creighton 17-1 1,185
7 West Virginia 15-2 1,185
9 North Carolina 16-3 1,063
10 Florida State 16-2 964
11 Oregon 16-2 931
12 Louisville 15-3 900
13 Butler 15-3 823
14 Arizona 16-2 757
15 Notre Dame 16-2 748
16 Virginia 13-3 677
17 Wisconsin 14-3 644
18 Duke 14-4 614
19 Florida 14-3 405
20 Cincinnati 15-2 373
21 Purdue 14-4 309
22 Xavier 13-4 294
23 Saint Mary's 15-2 210
24 South Carolina 14-3 125
25 Maryland 16-2 121

Coaches Poll Week 11 (1/16/2017)

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kansas (23) 16-1 785
2 Villanova (4) 17-1 759
3 UCLA (2) 18-1 725
4 Gonzaga (3) 17-0 718
5 Kentucky 15-2 655
6 Baylor 16-1 641
7 Creighton 17-1 590
8 West Virginia 15-2 563
9 North Carolina 16-3 480
10 Oregon 16-2 467
11 Louisville 15-3 444
12 Florida State 16-2 393
13 Arizona 16-2 385
14 Butler 15-3 381
15 Notre Dame 16-2 372
16 Virginia 13-3 338
17 Wisconsin 14-3 322
18 Duke 14-4 301
19 Xavier 13-4 214
20 Cincinnati 15-2 206
21 Florida 14-3 187
22 Purdue 14-4 133
23 Saint Mary's 15-2 115
24 South Carolina 14-3 79
25 Maryland 16-2 30