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Four BIG EAST teams featured in AP Top 25

'Nova, Xavier, Providence and Butler are in the mix.

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Four BIG EAST teams are represented in this week's Associated Press Top 25 poll.

The Villanova Wildcats are the highest-ranked BIG EAST team again, checking in at No. 9, dropping one spot despite winning their lone matchup of the week against the St. Joseph's Hawks.

Xavier checks in at No. 12 after winning their only matchup of the week against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. X was No. 12 last week, so they remained stagnant to this point.

Providence and Butler made big leaps into the polls, meanwhile. The Friars hopped up eight spots to No. 15 after winning against Hartford and Rhode Island. The Bulldogs jumped up 10 spots from No. 28, out of the polls, to No. 18 this week.

Full poll can be found below.

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS
1 Michigan State (62) 9-0 1,617
2 Kansas (1) 6-1 1,442
3 North Carolina (2) 7-1 1,425
4 Iowa State 6-0 1,347
5 Kentucky 7-1 1,325
6 Maryland 7-1 1,299
7 Oklahoma 5-0 1,283
8 Duke 8-1 1,243
9 Villanova 7-0 1,230
10 Virginia 7-1 1,003
11 Purdue 8-0 997
12 Xavier 8-0 930
13 Arizona 7-1 811
14 West Virginia 7-0 615
15 Providence 8-1 548
16 Baylor 6-1 488
17 Miami (FL) 7-1 469
18 Butler 6-1 416
19 SMU 6-0 413
20 Gonzaga 5-2 399
21 Vanderbilt 6-2 377
22 Louisville 6-1 373
23 Cincinnati 8-1 331
24 Oregon 6-1 241
25 Utah 7-1 108
Also Receiving Votes: Connecticut 82, Syracuse 78, Texas A&M 69, George Washington 60, UNLV 40, UCLA 19, South Carolina 15, Dayton 7, Arkansas-Little Rock 5, Georgetown 4, Florida 4, Pittsburgh 3, Iowa 3, Northwestern 2, Indiana 2, Notre Dame 1, Navy 1
Dropped Out: Syracuse 14, Texas A&M 18