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Villanova Basketball drops to #16 in the newest AP Poll

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‘Cats drop 6 spots following road loss in Wisconsin.

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The Villanova Wildcats (10-3, 1-1) have slipped six spots in the newest AP Poll released on Monday to #16. ‘Nova tallied one win and one loss since the last poll with a conference victory over Xavier and a road loss at Marquette.

Gonzaga, Duke, and Kansas remain unchanged at the top with Baylor and undefeated Auburn round out the Top 5. The BIG EAST is also represented with Butler at #6 while Seton Hall, Marquette, Xavier, and Creighton are receiving votes.

Villanova next takes the court on Tuesday in Omaha when the ‘Cats face Creighton.

January 6, 2020 Poll

Rank Team Record PTS
Rank Team Record PTS
1 Gonzaga(54) 16-1 1607
2 Duke(9) 13-1 1545
3 Kansas(2) 11-2 1513
4 Baylor 11-1 1386
5 Auburn 13-0 1317
6 Butler 14-1 1181
7 San Diego State 15-0 1130
8 Michigan State 12-3 1129
9 Oregon 12-3 1075
10 Florida State 13-2 966
11 Ohio State 11-3 924
12 Maryland 12-2 863
13 Louisville 11-3 844
14 Kentucky 10-3 811
15 Dayton 13-2 614
16 Villanova 10-3 604
17 West Virginia 11-2 599
18 Virginia 11-2 556
19 Michigan 10-4 502
20 Penn State 12-2 456
21 Memphis 12-2 455
22 Texas Tech 10-3 287
23 Wichita State 13-1 252
24 Arizona 11-3 184
25 Colorado 12-3 81
Others receiving votes: Iowa 63, Seton Hall 48, Arkansas 38, Marquette 25, Xavier 18, Wisconsin 17, Houston 8, Creighton 6, Washington 6, VCU 5, Saint Mary’s 3, Liberty 2, Northern Iowa 2, Purdue 1, BYU 1, Stephen F. Austin 1