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College Basketball Rankings, Week 18 AP Poll: Villanova ends regular season at No. 4

The 'Cats are near the top in the final regular season poll.

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The full, final Associated Press poll of the 2014-15 season will be released shortly, but we've got a glimpse at the Top 10 and the Villanova Wildcats are holding strong to their No. 4 position as Championship Week is set to get underway.

The 'Cats come into the 2015 Big East Tournament as the overwhelming favorite in Vegas, and that's probably for good reason. 'Nova is 29-2 and amongst the best in regards to Adjusted Offensive and Defensive Efficiency. They're led by All-Big East First Teamers Ryan Arcidiacono and Darrun Hilliard, and are looking to net their first Big East Tournament win since 1995.

Elsewhere, the Butler Bulldogs and Georgetown Hoyas rank No. 22 and No. 23 in the final poll. The 'Dawgs and Hoyas are ready to make an imprint on the upcoming Big East Tournament in New York City after both teams struggled in 2014 to get much of anything going.

AP Top 25

Rank School Record Points Prev
1 Kentucky Wildcats (65) 31-0 1,625 1
2 Duke Blue Devils 28-3 1,544 3
3 Virginia Cavaliers 28-2 1,454 2
4 Villanova Wildcats 29-2 1,444 4
5 Arizona Wildcats 28-3 1,360 5
6 Wisconsin Badgers 28-3 1,344 6
7 Gonzaga Bulldogs 30-2 1,229 7
8 Maryland Terrapins 26-5 1,103 10
9 Kansas Jayhawks 24-7 1,040 9
10 Northern Iowa Panthers 30-3 1,037 11
11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 26-5 1,026 12
12 Wichita State Shockers 28-4 797 8
13 Iowa State Cyclones 22-8 786 17
14 Louisville Cardinals 24-7 780 16
15 Oklahoma Sooners 21-9 772 15
16 Baylor Bears 23-8 701 14
17 Utah Utes 23-7 587 13
18 West Virginia Mountaineers 23-8 525 20
19 North Carolina Tar Heels 21-10 406 19
20 SMU Mustangs 24-6 339 22
21 Arkansas Razorbacks 24-7 300 18
22 Butler Bulldogs 22-9 287 21
23 Georgetown Hoyas 20-9 223 33
24 Davidson Wildcats 23-6 99 32
25 Boise State Broncos 24-7 82 27
Others receiving votes: Oregon 69, Providence 63, Ohio State 40, BYU 18, Michigan St 15, LSU 8, Iowa 7, St. John's 6, San Diego St 3, Stephen F. Austin 2, Valparaiso 1, Dayton 1, North Florida 1, Purdue 1