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Villanova is ready for a tough test at Temple

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Sorry for the late start today Nova Nation, let’s just dive right in! Villanova at Temple tonight, Jay Wright is prepared for the burdens of being #1, Mikal Bridges is exciting to watch, and the AP and Coaches polls don’t really matter. Enjoy!

Villanova men’s basketball seeks intensity against Temple | The Temple News
Villanova takes on Temple in Philly on Wednesday night.

Villanova ready for burden of being No. 1 | Daily Commercial
RALEIGH, N.C. — Villanova coach Jay Wright has seen his team deal with all the things that go along with being the nation's top-ranked school, from the extra attention to handling an upset loss.It's why Wright figures his Wildcats — who are sitting atop the AP Top 25 for the third straight season — are prepared for what awaits."I think we've got the experience now to understand it's a great honor," Wright told The Associated Press, "but a lot of responsibility comes with it.

The most exciting players in college basketball | ESPN
The argument about the best player in college basketball will go on all season. But it's already clear which players are the most exciting. We go through the list, starting, of course, with Deandre Ayton and Collin Sexton.

The AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches polls are the worst at forecasting men's basketball | The Washington Post
If you're weighing which teams are better based on either ranking, you're wasting your time.

Villanova SEPTA Stop Reopens After Weeks-Long Closure | Radnor, PA Patch
Radnor, PA - The Norristown High Speed Line stop in Villanova is open after work on the pedestrian bridge shut it down in late October.