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Villanova Basketball Remains at #1 in AP Poll

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The Wildcats are a few men down, but they’re still considered the best team in the country.

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The Villanova Wildcats are still the #1 team in the AP Poll, but the Virginia Cavaliers are gaining ground. After receiving 63 first place votes last week, Villanova is down to 47 votes in this week’s poll. Meanwhile, Virginia is up to 17 first place votes after a road win at #4 Duke Blue Devils.

This is the Wildcats 4th consecutive week atop the polls, and their 7th week this season. Villanova is now just one week short of the school records for consecutive weeks at #1 (5) and total weeks at #1 in a season (8), both set last season.

The Big East remains strong at the top of the poll, with the Xavier Musketeers moving up to #6. Seton Hall and Creighton are still poised to jump back into the poll.

2018 AP Poll: Week 13

Rank School (#1 Votes) Points
Rank School (#1 Votes) Points
1 Villanova (47) 1,607
2 Virginia (17) 1,572
3 Purdue (1) 1,501
4 Duke 1,372
5 Michigan State 1,347
6 Xavier 1,278
7 Kansas 1,224
8 Cincinnati 1,208
9 Arizona 1,103
10 Texas Tech 987
11 Auburn 882
12 Oklahoma 840
13 Saint Mary's (Cal) 753
14 Gonzaga 750
15 West Virginia 709
16 Wichita State 635
17 Ohio State 566
18 Tennessee 512
19 North Carolina 470
20 Clemson 414
21 Kentucky 344
22 Rhode Island 327
23 Florida 172
24 Michigan 103
25 Arizona State 100

Others Receiving Votes: Kansas State 94, Florida State 76, Nevada 41, Louisville 39, Creighton 33, Seton Hall 16, Miami 12, TCU 11, Houston 8, Alabama 6, New Mexico State 5, NC State 5, USC 3

Additional Polling Data

KenPom: Nova is #1 overall (Even), #1 in Adj. O (Even), and #32 in Adj. D (Down 5)

Sagarin: Nova is #1 overall (Up 1), ahead of #2 Purdue and #3 Virginia

Massey: Nova is #2 overall (Down 1), #3 in O (Even), and #26 in D (Down 3)

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