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Villanova Women’s Basketball Ranked for the First Time Since 2004

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After an outstanding week, the Lady Cats are ranked #25

For the first time in over 13 years, the Villanova Women’s Basketball team has broken into the top 25. The AP Poll released today has the undefeated Wildcats ranked at #25, joining Marquette (#23) as the only other Big East team represented in the rankings.

The victory over #11 Duke last Sunday brought Villanova into the conversation, and winning the Vermont Thanksgiving Tournament added two key victories to their resume. They defeated James Madison University 60-57 on Friday and beat American University 65-60 to win the Vermont Thanksgiving Tournament.

With the Men’s team coming in at #4 this week, it marks the first time in 25 years that both teams were ranked in the AP Poll at the same time.

The Cats travel to Princeton Wednesday to take on the 3-1 Tigers, and return home on Sunday to take on rival Saint Joseph's. The 5-0 Hawks will prove to be a tough challenge, but two more wins against teams with winning records could certainly boost the Wildcats ranking.

2017-2018 AP Poll: Week 4

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS
RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS
1 Connecticut (31) 5-0 775
2 Texas 5-0 723
3 Notre Dame 6-0 698
4 Louisville 6-0 695
5 South Carolina 6-1 611
6 Mississippi State 6-0 610
7 UCLA 5-1 609
8 Ohio State 7-1 569
9 Baylor 5-1 557
10 Oregon 5-1 470
11 West Virginia 6-0 446
12 Tennessee 6-0 428
13 Florida State 6-0 380
14 Duke 5-1 351
15 Maryland 5-2 324
16 Stanford 4-3 310
17 South Florida 6-1 259
18 Texas A&M 4-1 215
19 Missouri 5-1 207
20 Kentucky 6-0 174
21 Oregon State 3-2 166
22 Michigan 4-1 107
23 Marquette 2-2 101
24 California 3-2 66
25 Villanova 5-0 56