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Villanova Basketball at #11 in AP Poll

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‘Cats improve 3 spots.

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The 2020 BIG EAST Champion* Villanova Wildcats (24-7, 13-5) have improved to #11 in the newest poll released by the AP on Monday.

Kansas remains the the undisputed top team in the country entering the post-season as the Jayhawks garnered all 65 first-place votes. Gonzaga, Dayton, Florida State, and Baylor round out the Top 5.

The BIG EAST is also represented by Creighton at 7, Seton Hall at #16, and Butler at #24.

Villanova will next play on Thursday at Madison Square Garden in the Quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Tournament.

March 9, 2020 Poll

RK TEAM REC PTS
RK TEAM REC PTS
1 Kansas (65) 28-3 1625
2 Gonzaga 29-2 1546
3 Dayton 29-2 1507
4 Florida State 26-5 1384
5 Baylor 26-4 1322
6 San Diego State 30-2 1261
7 Creighton 24-7 1157
8 Kentucky 25-6 1118
9 Michigan State 22-9 995
10 Duke 25-6 990
11 Villanova 24-7 989
12 Maryland 24-7 912
13 Oregon 24-7 904
14 BYU 24-7 762
15 Louisville 24-7 755
16 Seton Hall 21-9 722
17 Virginia 23-7 560
18 Wisconsin 21-10 495
19 Ohio State 21-10 443
20 Auburn 25-6 436
21 Illinois 21-10 241
22 West Virginia 21-10 167
22 Houston 23-8 167
24 Butler 22-9 161
25 Iowa 20-11 111
Others receiving votes: Stephen F. Austin 75, Providence 66, East Tennessee State 59, Michigan 53, Penn State 42, Utah State 40, Saint Mary’s 9, Arizona 7, USC 6, Liberty 6, Richmond 5, Rutgers 4, New Mexico State 4, UCLA 4, Northern Iowa 4, Texas Tech 3, LSU 2, Vermont 2, Florida 1, Purdue 1, Mississippi State 1, Belmont 1