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Villanova Basketball rises to #20 in newest AP Poll

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‘Cats improve in the writers’ rankings.

NCAA Basketball: Pennsylvania at Villanova Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Villanova Wildcats (7-2) took a small step up in the polls today, moving to #20 in Week 6 of the 2019-2020 AP Poll. The ‘Cats went 2-0 last week in Big 5 play with an 80-69 victory over Penn and a 78-66 win over St. Joseph’s.

Louisville and Kansas remain the top two schools in the country. Ohio State, who handed ‘Nova their first loss of the season, has jumped to #3 as Maryland and Michigan round out the Top 5.

Baylor, who is the owner of Villanova’s other defeat, is ranked #11.

The Big East is also represented by Butler at #18, Seton Hall is #22, and Xavier is at #23. Marquette and DePaul are “receiving votes”.

2019-2020 AP Poll: Week 6

Rank School Record Points
Rank School Record Points
1 Louisville (55) 9-0 1591
2 Kansas (4) 7-1 1486
3 Ohio State (5) 9-0 1464
4 Maryland 10-0 1428
5 Michigan 8-1 1286
6 Gonzaga 10-1 1235
7 Duke 9-1 1232
8 Kentucky 7-1 1170
9 Virginia 8-1 1060
10 Oregon 7-2 905
11 Baylor 7-1 872
12 Auburn 8-0 836
13 Memphis 8-1 756
14 Dayton 7-1 672
15 Arizona 9-1 654
16 Michigan State 6-3 637
17 North Carolina 6-3 615
18 Butler 9-0 529
19 Tennessee 7-1 455
20 Villanova 7-2 285
21 Florida State 8-2 253
22 Seton Hall 6-3 250
23 Xavier 9-1 216
24 Colorado 7-1 210
25 San Diego State 10-0 197
Others receiving votes: Utah State 160, Washington 144, Purdue 130, Indiana 13, Marquette 11, Liberty 9, Saint Mary’s 8, Texas 6, Penn State 5, Florida 5, Georgetown 4, West Virginia 3, Richmond 3, LSU 2, DePaul 1, Duquesne 1, VCU 1