Villanova tops AP poll for first time in program history

Monday February 8th, 2016

Villanova is on top of the AP Top 25 for the first time in program history.

The Wildcats moved up after last week's No. 1 in Oklahoma lost to Kansas State 80–69, while No. 2 North Carolina dropped games to Louisville and Notre Dame. Villanova received 32 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. Maryland moved up to No. 2 as the Sooners dropped to No. 3.

Notre Dame comes back to knock off No. 2 UNC

Southern Cal (No. 23) and Texas (No. 24) are the latest additions to the Top 25.

Below are the full rankings:

1. Villanova

2. Maryland

3. Oklahoma

4. Iowa

5. Xavier

6. Kansas

7. Virginia

8. Michigan State

9. North Carolina

10. West Virginia

11. Oregon

12. Miami (Fl.)

13. Louisville

14. Iowa State

15. Texas A&M

16. SMU

17. Arizona

18. Purdue

19. Dayton

20. Providence

21. Baylor

22. Kentucky

23. USC

24. Texas

25. Wichita State

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