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Wildcats fall out of Top 25 AP Poll rankings

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Amid a three-game losing streak, the ‘Cats plummet out of the polls.

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The Villanova Wildcats’ have now lost three-straight games, and the two losses this past week to the Georgetown Hoyas and Xavier Musketeers will be more than enough to knock them out of the AP Top 25.

The ‘Cats are dwelling in the receiving votes section and are “unofficially No. 27.”

The Marquette Golden Eagles are currently the only ranked Big East team, sitting in at No. 10.

There’s also a new No. 1, as the Gonzaga Bulldogs take the top spot.

Here is a look at the AP Poll. Numbers in parentheses indicate amount of first-place votes received:

AP Poll — Week of 2/25

RANKING TEAM RECORD PTS 1
RANKING TEAM RECORD PTS 1
1 Gonzaga(44) 27-2 1569
2 Virginia(15) 24-2 1513
3 Duke(3) 24-3 1502
4 Kentucky(2) 23-4 1418
5 North Carolina 22-5 1326
6 Michigan State 23-5 1232
7 Tennessee 24-3 1190
8 Houston 26-1 1145
9 Michigan 24-4 1057
10 Marquette 23-4 1019
11 Texas Tech 22-5 938
12 Nevada 25-2 883
13 LSU 22-5 836
14 Purdue 20-7 820
15 Kansas 20-7 580
16 Kansas State 21-6 559
17 Maryland 21-7 549
18 Florida State 21-6 501
19 Wisconsin 19-8 466
20 Virginia Tech 21-6 392
21 Buffalo 24-3 288
22 Iowa 21-6 278
23 Cincinnati 23-4 263
24 Wofford 24-4 112
25 Washington 22-5 92
Others receiving votes: Louisville 90, Villanova 63, Iowa State 58, Mississippi State 28, Auburn 16, Baylor 10, VCU 4, Old Dominion 2, New Mexico State 1 Dropped from rankings: Villanova 17, Louisville 18, Iowa State 19