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In our first regular season Power Rankings, defending national champion Villanova moves to No. 1, with Kentucky, North Carolina, Indiana and Kansas rounding out the top five.

By Luke Winn
November 17, 2016

The preseason No. 1 in SI’s projections, Duke, has already lost once and its three best freshmen have yet to suit up, so for the first in-season Power Rankings, the defending champs—and owners of November’s most impressive true-road win—hold the throne:

The Next 16

17. Purdue
18. UCLA
19. St. Mary's
20. West Virginia
21. Cal
22. NC State
23. Butler
24. Texas
25. Cincinnati
26. Clemson
27. Iowa State
28. Florida
29. Michigan
30. Miami
31. Dayton
32. Virginia Tech

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