The Times-Tribune

Villanova stays No. 1 in AP poll


Villanova held onto its impressive lead as the No. 1 team in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll.

The Wildcats (11-0) are on top for a third straight week receiving 56 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel.

UCLA remained ranked second with three No. 1 votes. Kansas, Baylor (which got the other six first-place votes), Duke and Kentucky remained third through sixth for a third consecutiv­e week.

Gonzaga moved up one spot to seventh while North Carolina, which lost, 103-100, to Kentucky on Saturday, dropped one place to eighth.

Creighton and Louisville moved up one spot each to round out the top 10.

West Virginia was 11th followed by Virginia, Butler, Wisconsin, Purdue, Indiana, Xavier, Arizona, Saint Mary’s and Oregon.

The last five teams are Florida State, South Carolina, Southern California, Cincinnati and Notre Dame.

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