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Newest AP Poll: ‘Cats up to No. 23

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After a solid week of Villanova Basketball, the ‘Cats have re-entered the Top 25.

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

The newest polls are out! After getting knocked out of it, the Villanova Wildcats have re-entered the picture, rising up to No. 23 on the latest AP Poll.

They are back in the Top 25, after wins over the ranked Marquette Golden Eagles and a 21-point beatdown over the Butler Bulldogs.

As for Marquette, the Golden Eagles have dropped from No. 10 to No. 16, after taking losses to the Wildcats and the Creighton Bluejays.

Outside of the Big East, the Gonzaga Bulldogs and Virginia Cavaliers are still No. 1 and 2, respectively. The North Carolina Tar Heels have moved up to No. 3, while the Duke Blue Devils drop to No. 4. The Tennessee Volunteers move back up to No. 5.

Here is a look at the poll:

AP Poll — Week of 3/4

RK TEAM (FIRST-PLACE VOTES) RECORD PTS
RK TEAM (FIRST-PLACE VOTES) RECORD PTS
1 Gonzaga(42) 29-2 1578
2 Virginia(21) 26-2 1553
3 North Carolina 24-5 1428
4 Duke(1) 25-4 1399
5 Tennessee 26-3 1366
6 Kentucky 24-5 1274
7 Michigan 26-4 1216
8 Texas Tech 24-5 1100
9 Michigan State 23-6 1039
10 LSU 24-5 1005
11 Purdue 22-7 999
12 Houston 27-2 895
13 Kansas 22-7 798
14 Florida State 23-6 702
15 Virginia Tech 22-6 668
16 Marquette 23-6 626
17 Nevada 26-3 579
18 Kansas State 22-7 499
19 Buffalo 26-3 437
20 Cincinnati 25-4 408
21 Wisconsin 20-9 322
22 Wofford 26-4 269
23 Villanova 22-8 214
24 Maryland 21-9 207
25 UCF 22-6 48
Others receiving votes: Auburn 43, Mississippi State 25, Iowa State 21, Utah State 17, VCU 14, Washington 14, Louisville 12, New Mexico State 8, Baylor 7, Belmont 7, Old Dominion 3 Dropped from rankings: Iowa 22, Washington 25