Villanova remains No. 1 in latest AP poll for third straight week

Monday December 19th, 2016

Villanova remains atop the latest Associated Press college basketball rankings with an 11–0 record heading into the holidays.

The Wildcats are coming off a week in which they downed Notre Dame 74–66 and Temple 78–57. Villanova received 56 first-place votes.

UCLA is ranked second with three first-place votes.

This week's lone game between two ranked teams features the in-state rivalry between No. 6 Kentucky and No. 10 Louisville on Wednesday.

SI Power Rankings: Undefeated UCLA continues to rise

View the full rankings below:

1. Villanova (56 first-place votes)

2. UCLA (three first-place votes)

3. Kansas

4. Baylor (six first-place votes)

5. Duke

6. Kentucky

7. Gonzaga

8. North Carolina

9. Creighton

10. Louisville

11. West Virginia

12. Virginia

13. Butler

14. Wisconsin

15. Purdue

16. Indiana

17. Xavier

18. Arizona

19. Saint Mary's

20. Oregon

21. Florida State

22. South Carolina

23. USC

24. Cincinnati

25. Notre Dame

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