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Villanova Basketball Is Back At #1 In The AP Poll

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Villanova is back on top... where they belong.

NCAA Basketball: Marquette at Villanova Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

After a brief one week reprieve, Villanova is back at the top of the AP Poll rankings with 52 first place votes. The Cats are ranked #1 for a fourth time this season after the rest of the AP Top 5 all lost this week. This marks the 15th week that the program has been ranked #1 overall in the past three seasons, more than double any other school during that period.

The Big East currently has four teams ranked in the Top 25. Xavier dropped to #10 after their loss to Providence. Seton Hall is up to #13, and is currently the only school unbeaten in Big East play. Creighton also just made it in at #25.

Villanova will face arguably its toughest opponent of the season this Wednesday when they host Xavier at the Wells Fargo Center.

2018 AP Poll: Week 10

Rank School (#1 Votes) Points
Rank School (#1 Votes) Points
1 Villanova (52) 1,611
2 West Virginia (12) 1,559
3 Virginia (1) 1,438
4 Michigan State 1,390
5 Wichita State 1,225
5 Purdue 1,225
7 Duke 1,222
8 Texas Tech 1,174
9 Oklahoma 1,152
10 Xavier 1,050
11 Arizona State 1,036
12 Kansas 888
13 Seton Hall 759
14 Cincinnati 739
15 Gonzaga 676
16 TCU 621
17 Arizona 537
18 Miami (FL) 502
19 Clemson 465
20 North Carolina 423
21 Kentucky 314
22 Auburn 243
23 Florida State 202
24 Tennessee 198
25 Creighton 160

Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 121, Florida 85, Texas A&M 62, Ohio St. 29, Rhode Island 7, Michigan 5, Nevada 2, Baylor 2, New Mexico St. 1, Georgia 1, Arkansas 1

Additional Polling Data

KenPom: Villanova is ranked #1 overall, #2 in Adj. O, and #37 in Adj. D

Sagarin: Villanova is ranked #1 overall, ahead of #2 Purdue and #3 Michigan State

Massey: Villanova is ranked #1 overall, #4 in offense, and #27 in defense

Kendrick: I saw Anna in #1 commercial over the weekend. SPORTS!