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‘Cats fall out of Top 25 rankings, once again

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After suffering back-to-back losses for the second time this season, Villanova is out of the Top 25, but it’s still receiving votes.

NCAA Basketball: Villanova at Kansas Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

It wasn’t the greatest of weeks for the Villanova Wildcats and the polls certainly reflected that. Villanova, who sustained back-to-back losses for the second time this season, fell out of the top 25.

However, the Wildcats are still receiving votes—52 of them. The undefeated St. John’s Red Storm is also getting some attention, slightly more than Villanova, with 59 votes. The Marquette Golden Eagles are now the only ranked Big East team, representing at No. 20.

Here is a look at this week’s poll:

AP Poll - Week of 12/17/18

Rank Team (First Place Votes) Record Points
Rank Team (First Place Votes) Record Points
1 Kansas(56) 9-0 1586
2 Duke(5) 9-1 1488
3 Tennessee(2) 8-1 1464
4 Michigan(1) 11-0 1442
5 Virginia(1) 9-0 1400
6 Nevada 11-0 1319
7 Auburn 9-1 1156
8 Gonzaga 9-2 1147
9 North Carolina 8-2 1126
10 Michigan State 9-2 1070
11 Florida State 8-1 949
12 Texas Tech 10-0 912
13 Virginia Tech 9-1 838
14 Buffalo 10-0 684
15 Ohio State 9-1 647
16 Wisconsin 9-2 619
17 Mississippi State 9-1 529
18 Arizona State 8-1 415
19 Kentucky 8-2 377
20 Marquette 8-2 350
21 Houston 10-0 266
22 Indiana 9-2 226
23 Iowa 8-2 224
24 Furman 12-0 208
25 Nebraska 9-2 156
Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 115, Maryland 103, Kansas State 90, St. John’s 59, Villanova 52, NC State 38, Purdue 20, TCU 17, Iowa State 9, Cincinnati 7, Louisville 6, Minnesota 3, Florida 3, Belmont 2, San Francisco 2, NJIT 1 Dropped from rankings: Villanova 17, Kansas State 25, Syracuse 25