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Villanova drops to #10 in newest AP Poll

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‘Cats stay in national Top Ten after loss in Omaha

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 30 Villanova at Seton Hall Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

On the heels of Villanova’s (13-3, 8-2) second consecutive 1-1 week, the AP Voters have dropped the Wildcats to #10 in the poll released on Monday. Last week, Jay Wright’s squad romped Marquette by 32, but then lost in Omaha to Creighton over the weekend.

Gonzaga remains the nation’s #1 collecting data 59 of the 64 First Place votes (an improvement from 55 first-place votes last week); Baylor, at #2, tallied the other First Place votes to stay as the top duo for the tenth consecutive week. Three Big Ten teams — Michigan, Ohio State, and Illinois round out the Top 5.

BIG EAST frenemies Creighton, buoyed by their win over ‘Nova, improved to #14 and is the only other team ranked. Xavier is the only team from the conference receiving votes.

Kansas, Arkansas, and San Diego State entered the polls this week as Oklahoma State, Purdue, and Rutgers dropped out.

Villanova next plays on Saturday when they travel to Connecticut to take on the Huskies; the BIG EAST’s newest team.

Feburary 15, 2021 AP Poll

RANK TEAM REC PTS
RANK TEAM REC PTS
1 Gonzaga (59) 20-0 1595
2 Baylor (5) 17-0 1541
3 Michigan 14-1 1469
4 Ohio State 17-4 1402
5 Illinois 14-5 1290
6 Houston 17-2 1171
7 Virginia 15-3 1130
8 Alabama 17-5 1086
9 Oklahoma 13-5 1072
10 Villanova 13-3 1061
11 Iowa 15-6 911
12 Texas 13-5 886
13 West Virginia 14-6 837
14 Creighton 16-5 794
15 Texas Tech 14-6 792
16 Florida State 11-3 625
17 USC 17-3 587
18 Virginia Tech 14-4 514
19 Tennessee 14-5 453
20 Missouri 13-5 413
21 Wisconsin 15-7 274
22 Loyola Chicago 18-4 167
23 Kansas 15-7 141
24 Arkansas 16-5 111
25 San Diego State 15-4 75
Others receiving votes: Oklahoma State 71, Rutgers 49, Belmont 47, Louisville 40, Colorado 31, Oregon 30, Drake 22, Purdue 20, Clemson 17, Florida 17, LSU 16, UCLA 11, VCU 10, Saint Louis 5, Xavier 4, Toledo 3, UC Santa Barbara 2, North Carolina 2, Western Kentucky 2, Wright State 1, Wichita State 1, Utah State 1, BYU 1