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College Basketball Rankings, Week 18: Villanova holds at #2

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The nation’s top four remains the same.

Creighton v Villanova Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The nation’s top four teams remain unchanged in the newest AP poll released on Monday.

Jay Wright’s Villanova squad had a quiet week as the Wildcats dismantled Georgetown by 26 in the regular season finale to keep ‘Nova at #2.

Kansas remains at the top, garnering 59 of the 65 first place votes as UCLA and Gonzaga hold at the third and fourth spots respectively. Oregon replaces North Carolina at #5.

The Wildcats are joined in the rankings by only one other Big East team this week as Butler comes in at #18.

Villanova next plays on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the BIG EATS Tournament. They will tip off at 12 noon against the winner of the 8/9 game between Georgetown and St. John’s.

AP Poll Week 18 (March 6)

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kansas (59) 28-3 1,619
2 Villanova (2) 28-3 1,517
3 UCLA (3) 28-3 1,487
4 Gonzaga (1) 30-1 1,430
5 Oregon 27-4 1,364
6 North Carolina 26-6 1,291
7 Arizona 27-4 1,252
8 Kentucky 26-5 1,182
9 Baylor 25-6 1,084
10 Louisville 24-7 1,047
11 West Virginia 24-7 958
12 SMU 27-4 849
13 Purdue 25-6 839
14 Duke 23-8 667
15 Cincinnati 27-4 634
16 Florida State 24-7 631
17 Florida 24-7 617
18 Butler 23-7 538
19 Saint Mary's 27-3 456
20 Wichita State 30-4 401
21 Virginia 21-9 400
22 Notre Dame 23-8 394
23 Iowa State 20-10 147
24 Wisconsin 23-8 139
25 Maryland 24-7 47
Others Receiving Votes: Middle Tennessee (27-4) 28; Oklahoma State (20-11) 23; Minnesota (23-8) 22; Michigan (20-11) 16; Dayton (24-6) 11; Seton Hall (20-10) 9; Southern California (23-8) 6; Providence (20-11) 5; Vermont (27-5) 3; VCU (24-7) 2; Arkansas (23-8) 2; Wake Forest (18-12) 2; Miami (Fla.) (20-10) 2; Princeton (21-6) 1; Creighton (23-8) 1; UNC-Wilmington (28-5) 1; Michigan State (18-13) 1