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Villanova up to #4 in newest AP Poll

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Zags, Bears, Jayhawks remain 1-2-3

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The Villanova Wildcats (8-1, 3-0) have improved to #4 in the newest AP Poll released on Monday. Jay Wright’s squad won their only game last week; an 85-68 victory over Marquette.

Gonzaga remains the nation’s #1 collecting 62 of the 64 First Place votes; Baylor, at #2, tallied the other two to stay at #2 as Kansas remains the other school ahead of ‘Nova in the poll.

BIG EAST frenemies Creighton improved to #11 as Xavier fell out of the Top 25 (the Musketeers are receiving votes though.

The Villanova program is on a mandatory hiatus due to due to positive coronavirus test results impacting Tier 1 staff members- including head coach Jay Wright.

December 28, 2020 AP Poll

Rank School Record Points Previous
Rank School Record Points Previous
1 Gonzaga (62) 7-0 1,598 1
2 Baylor (2) 6-0 1,537 2
3 Kansas 8-1 1,458 3
4 Villanova 8-1 1,370 5
5 Houston 7-0 1,313 6
6 Wisconsin 8-1 1,249 9
7 Tennessee 6-0 1,217 8
8 Texas 7-1 1,109 10
9 West Virginia 7-2 1,080 7
10 Iowa 7-2 1,008 4
11 Creighton 7-2 926 13
12 Missouri 6-0 888 14
13 Texas Tech 7-2 821 15
14 Rutgers 6-1 659 11
15 Illinois 7-3 650 18
16 Michigan 7-0 582 19
17 Michigan State 6-2 431 12
18 Florida State 5-1 377 21
19 Northwestern 6-1 350 NR
20 Duke 3-2 290 20
T-21 Oregon 6-1 252 25
T-21 Minnesota 8-1 252 NR
23 Virginia 4-2 238 16
24 Virginia Tech 7-1 230 24
25 Ohio State 7-2 216 23
Others receiving votes: Xavier 178, San Diego St. 172, North Carolina 57, Arkansas 55, Clemson 50, Colorado 50, Saint Louis 49, Florida 20, Louisville 18, BYU 12, Georgia 10, NC State 8, UCLA 4, Indiana 4, Richmond 3, UCF 2, Western Kentucky 2, Boise St. 2, SMU 1, Chattanooga 1, Drake 1.