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Villanova re-enters AP Poll at #18

‘Cats are behind #17 North Carolina...

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Villanova is coming home from the Bahamas with the school’s third Battle 4 Atlantis title and a return to the AP Poll at #18. One spot below North Carolina who the ‘Cats defeated in the semifinals of the in-season exempt tournament.

Purdue is the country’s newest #1 team as the Boilermakers collected 60 of 63 first-place votes. Arizona, Marquette, UConn, and Kansas round out the Top 5. Houston, Duke, Miami, Baylor, and Tennessee also find themselves in the Top 10.

As a conference, the BIG EAST sees four schools in the Top 25 with Creighton at #15.

Villanova returns to action Wednesday when they host Philadelphia rival St. Joe’s at 6:30 at the Pavilion.

November 27, 2023 AP Poll

RK TEAM REC PTS
RK TEAM REC PTS
1 Purdue (60) 6-0 1572
2 Arizona (1) 6-0 1467
3 Marquette 5-1 1418
4 UConn (2) 6-0 1411
5 Kansas 5-1 1312
6 Houston 7-0 1289
7 Duke 5-1 1194
8 Miami 5-0 1031
9 Baylor 6-0 1030
10 Tennessee 4-2 967
11 Gonzaga 4-1 964
12 Kentucky 5-1 727
13 Florida Atlantic 5-1 664
14 Texas A&M 6-1 646
15 Creighton 5-1 613
16 Texas 5-1 571
17 North Carolina 5-1 567
18 Villanova 6-1 534
19 BYU 6-0 416
20 Colorado State 6-0 330
21 Mississippi State 6-0 309
22 James Madison 6-0 303
23 Alabama 5-1 259
24 Illinois 5-1 134
25 Oklahoma 6-0 120
Others receiving votes: Memphis 108, San Diego State 102, Colorado 70, Ohio State 67, TCU 66, Michigan State 57, Auburn 46, UCLA 24, Princeton 14, Arkansas 10, Iowa State 8, Florida State 8, Liberty 7, USC 7, Nevada 6, Virginia 6, Clemson 6, Ole Miss 5, Nebraska 4, South Carolina 2, Cincinnati 2, Kansas State 1, Bradley 1