Villanova Holds Strong at No. 1 in Week 7 AP Top 25

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By Ryan Nelson (@TheRyanNelson_)

Who’s on the move?

The Villanova Wildcats (11-0) raked in 56 first place votes yet again to claim the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 rankings for the third week in a row. 

No. 2 UCLA (12-0), No.3 Kansas (10-1), No. 4 Baylor (11-0), No. 5 Duke (10-1) and No.6 Kentucky (10-1) remained in their Week 6 positions to round out the top six.

Gonzaga moved up to No. 7, swapping spots with now No. 8 North Carolina. No. 13 Butler climbed five spots from No. 18 following an 83-78 win over then No. 9 Indiana.

South Carolina fell from the No.16 spot to No. 22, after losing to Seton Hall 67-64 in Week 6.

Outside Looking In

Others receiving votes: Florida 48, Virginia Tech 40, Maryland 27, Seton Hall 15, Oklahoma St. 8, Valparaiso 7, Minnesota 6, Miami 5, Northwestern 4, Clemson 1, Iowa St. 1, Kansas St 1, Loyola of Chicago 1

Week 7 Games to Watch

No. 6 Kentucky at No. 10 Louisville, Wednesday, 7 p.m. ET

Clemson at No. 22 South Carolina, Wednesday, 9 p.m. ET