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2021 AP Week 2 Poll: Villanova up to #9 after big win at Texas

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The ‘Cats return to the Top 10 after clipping the Longhorns

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Villanova’s road win over the #17 Texas Longhorns, potentially the most impressive resume win for any program this season, helped the ‘Cats rise to #9 in this week’s AP Poll.

Gonzaga (3-0; 0-1 against COVID-19) tallied 54 of the 63 votes for the #1 spot as Baylor grabbed the remaining seven to be ranked second. Iowa, Michigan State, and Kansas round out the Top 5.

The Kentucky Wildcats received 0 votes after being at #20 last week.

Texas (#13), Virginia Tech (#15), and Arizona State (#23), continue to climb in the polls - a good sign for Villanova’s resume.

Illinois, Houston, the BIG EAST’s Creighton, and Duke round out the Top 10.

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Marquette (22), UConn (12), and Xavier (9) received votes as well.

December 7, 2020 Poll

RANK TEAM PV RANK POINTS
RANK TEAM PV RANK POINTS
1 Gonzaga (3-0) 1 1,518 (54)
2 Baylor (3-0) 2 1,470 (7)
3 Iowa (3-0) 3 1,385
4 Michigan State (5-0) 8 1,296
5 Kansas (4-1) 7 1,195
6 Illinois (3-1) 5 1,104
7 Houston (4-0) 10 1,090
8 Creighton (3-0) 9 1,068
9 Villanova (4-1) 12 1,033
10 Duke (2-1) 6 954
11 West Virginia (4-1) 11 918
12 Tennessee (0-0) 13 767
13 Wisconsin (3-1) 4 750
13 Texas (4-1) 17 750
15 Virginia Tech (4-0) 16 688
16 North Carolina (3-1) 14 547
17 Texas Tech (4-1) 17 541
17 Virginia (3-1) 15 474
19 Richmond (2-0) 19 419
20 Florida State (1-0) 22 350
21 Rutgers (3-0) 24 293
22 Ohio State (3-0) 23 287
23 Arizona State (3-1) 25 218
24 San Diego State (4-0) 123
25 Louisville (4-0) 122
Michigan 107, Saint Louis 94, Florida 90, Indiana 40, Oregon 26, Oklahoma State 26, Marquette 22, Missouri 19, Connecticut 12, Xavier 9, Clemson 7, Alabama 5, Washington State 3, Maryland 2, UCLA 1, SMU 1, Oklahoma 1
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