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‘Nova ranked No. 6 in 2017-18 AP preseason poll

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Once again, the Wildcats are in the AP preseason top 10.

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The Associated Press announced its top 25 preseason rankings for the 2017-18 season just after 12-noon on Wednesday.

Similar to the Coaches’ Poll, the Villanova Wildcats also were seated at No. 6 in the AP Poll. The Wildcats have now been ranked in the preseason top 10 in back-to-back seasons, after previously starting the 2016-17 season at No. 4. This also marks the fourth-straight time Villanova starts the season ranked in the top 25.

Villanova is joined by other Big East brethren in the rankings, as Xavier (No. 17) and Seton Hall (No. 23) also made the list. Providence and Butler are also receiving votes.

AP Top 25 Preseason Poll

RANK TEAM PTS
RANK TEAM PTS
1 Duke (33) 1,572
2 Michigan State (13) 1,520
3 Arizona (18) 1,506
4 Kansas (1) 1,439
5 Kentucky 1,340
6 Villanova 1,284
7 Wichita State 1,270
8 Florida 1,100
9 North Carolina 1,047
10 USC 995
11 West Virginia 840
12 Cincinnati 837
13 Miami 836
14 Notre Dame 814
15 Minnesota 642
16 Louisville 570
17 Xavier 544
18 Gonzaga 500
19 Northwestern 473
20 Purdue 362
21 UCLA 340
22 Saint Mary's 333
23 Seton Hall 274
24 Baylor 163
25 Texas A&M 130
*Others receiving votes: Alabama 86, Virginia 57, Rhode Island 49, TCU 46, Providence 34, Missouri 19, Virginia Tech 16, Wisconsin 14, Butler 13, Texas 10, Oklahoma 7, Maryland 7, Nevada 7, Michigan 6, Dayton 5, Middle Tennessee 4, Ball State 4, SMU 3, Oakland 2, Oregon 2, UCF 1, South Carolina 1, Harvard 1