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AP Men’s Basketball Poll: Villanova stays unranked

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Wildcats don’t crack the Top 25 for the third consecutive week.

Morgan State v Villanova Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

In the newest AP Poll, Duke remains the top team as the Blue Devils collected 35 of 63 first-place votes. Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia, and Kansas round out the Top 5 (each collecting votes for the top spot).

The quiet week for Villanova, without a single game for the Wildcats over the Christmas break, meant a minimal chance to move up and into the AP Top 25.

The BIG EAST is solely represented by Marquette at #16. St. John’s and Seton Hall also received votes alongside ‘Nova.

Villanova next plays on Wednesday, January 2nd, when they host DePaul to open the BIG EAST Conference part of their schedule.

AP Men’s Basketball Poll (12/31/18)

RK TEAM REC PTS
RK TEAM REC PTS
1 Duke (35) 11-1 1530
2 Michigan (9) 13-0 1478
3 Tennessee (12) 11-1 1469
4 Virginia (4) 11-0 1428
5 Kansas (4) 11-1 1378
6 Nevada 13-0 1317
7 Gonzaga 12-2 1200
8 Michigan State 11-2 1146
9 Florida State 11-1 1063
10 Virginia Tech 11-1 934
11 Texas Tech 11-1 893
12 Auburn 11-2 820
13 Kentucky 10-2 799
14 Ohio State 12-1 769
15 North Carolina 9-3 744
16 Marquette 11-2 595
17 Mississippi State 12-1 572
18 NC State 12-1 424
19 Houston 13-0 368
20 Buffalo 12-1 353
21 Indiana 11-2 330
22 Wisconsin 10-3 250
23 Oklahoma 11-1 244
24 Nebraska 11-2 204
25 Iowa 11-2 182
Others receiving votes: Arizona State 116, Kansas State 61, Villanova 43, Seton Hall 24, TCU 20, Cincinnati 14, Iowa State 10, Florida 6, Purdue 6, Toledo 5, Louisville 3, North Texas 1, St. John’s 1