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Top 25 Polls: Villanova Enters at No. 14 in AP Poll

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Following an impressive undefeated streak and an early season championship in the Bahamas, the Wildcats have entered the Top 25 and are seated at the No. 14 spot in the Associated Press Poll.

Villanova (7-0) is coming off a successful run at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament where James Bell was named tournament MVP and JayVaughn Pinkston was named to the All-Tournament team. On the way to their undefeated record, 'Nova has rattled off wins against then-No. 2 Kansas and then-No. 23 Iowa.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>AP Top 25: 1. Michigan State; 2. Arizona. 3. Kentucky. 4. Syracuse. 5. Ohio State. 6. Kansas. 14. Villanova. 23. Iowa.</p>&mdash; Dan Gelston (@APgelston) <a href="">December 2, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Our friends from pointed out earlier that Villanova grabbed the No. 19 rank in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll.

USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll

1 Michigan State
2 Arizona
3 Ohio State
4 Kentucky
5 Syracuse
6 Louisville
7 Kansas
8 Duke
9 Wisconsin
10 Wichita State
11 Oklahoma State
12 Florida
13 Oregon
14 Connecticut
15 Gonzaga
15 Memphis
18 Iowa St.
19 Villanova
20 Baylor
21 Michigan
22 UMass
23 Indiana
24 Iowa
25 North Carolina

The Wildcats have also made some early waves in the bracketology world. 'Nova has moved to No. 5 in Joe Lunardi's RPI rankings on ESPN. Drexel found its way to a spot at No. 15 and the next Big East team on the list is Butler at No. 35.

Newcomers to the AP Poll is San Diego State at No. 24 and No. 25 Dayton. The Wildcats are now the only Big East team remaining in the Top-25. Creighton has dropped out.

Associated Press Top-25 Poll

1 Michigan State
2 Arizona
3 Kentucky
4 Syracuse
5 Ohio State
6 Kansas
7 Louisville
8 Wisconsin
9 Oklahoma State
10 Duke
11 Wichita State
12 Connecticut
13 Oregon
14 Villanova
15 Florida
16 Memphis
17 Iowa State
19 Gonzaga
20 Baylor
21 UMass
22 Michigan
23 Iowa
24 San Diego State
25 Dayton

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>It has been 1,005 days since Villanova was ranked. <a href="">@VUhoops</a></p>&mdash; Kevin Pulsifer (@imPULSEivity) <a href="">December 2, 2013</a></blockquote>

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And here's the Top-10 in RPI from ESPN