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Even ESPN says they’re #1, so you know it’s true.

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Happy Tuesday Nova Nation! Chris is facing a technology apocalypse in what can only be described as a vicious attack on his electronic devices by a particularly mean spirited puddle. Our thoughts and prayers are with him during this time of minor inconvenience.

Your Villanova Wildcats are now #1 in almost every single poll that matters (glares at the RPI). That’s right, AP, Coaches, KenPom, Sagarin, Massey, BPI... they’ve all got Nova on top of the college basketball hill. Now it’s time to defend the high ground, and it starts by clinching a fifth consecutive Big 5 sweep against Temple on Wednesday.

Also in the “news”, more details on Collin Gillespie’s injury, Jay Wright’s radio show is back, and Mikal Bridges is still very good at basketball. Enjoy!

Villanova ascends to No. 1 in USA TODAY Sports men's basketball poll | USA Today
Losses by Duke and Kansas opened the door for Villanova to become the new No. 1 in the USA TODAY Sports men's college basketball poll.

Villanova's Collin Gillespie out 3-4 weeks with hand injury
"Someone fell on his hand in practice," Wright said of Gillespie after the Wildcats' win over La Salle.

Talking Villanova Basketball With Jay Wright Presented by Hartford Funds Returns | Villanova.com
Talking Villanova Basketball with Jay Wright presented by Hartford Funds is back on the air with 10 shows ahead for the 2017-18 season to be heard on 610 Sports Radio.

Mikal Bridges Draft Stock On The Rise | Fanrag
There were a few intriguing prospect matchups that NBA scouts were keeping an eye on, as well as standout performances from players...

Top 10 Player of the Year candidates | Larry Brown Sports
Analyst Shane McNichol shares his Top 10 National Player of the Year candidates for the college basketball season. Two members of the Big East make his list.