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College Basketball Rankings: Villanova, Xavier, Providence and Butler featured in this week's AP Top 25

Like the Coaches' Poll, there's some movement, but nothing out of the ordinary in the Associated Press poll this week.

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Week 10's Associated Press Top 25 poll features four teams from the BIG EAST Conference.

The Villanova Wildcats are the No. 6 team in the country after a 2-0 week. The 'Cats bested the Seton Hall Pirates on their home floor and then took care of business in Indianapolis with a victory over the Butler Bulldogs at Hinkle Fieldhouse. 'Nova hopped up five spots to go from 11 to No. 6 this past week.,

Xavier, after winning their lone matchup of the week on the road against St. John's, jumped three spots from No. 10 to No. 7 this week.

After taking a loss to unranked Marquette on their home floor, Providence dropped from No. 8 to No. 12. The Friars are still ahead of such teams like Virginia, Kentucky, Texas A&M and Iowa and Iowa State, as well as Arizona, whom of course they had beaten back in November.

Finally, Butler tumbled five spots down to the No. 23 position. The Bulldogs are tied with the UConn Huskies, formerly of the BIG EAST, and a newcomer into the poll after being just on the outside looking in last week at No. 26.

The full poll is below:

AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kansas Jayhawks (63) 14-1 1,621
2 Oklahoma Sooners (1) 13-1 1,551
3 Maryland Terrapins 15-1 1,472
4 Michigan State Spartans (1) 16-1 1,446
5 North Carolina Tar Heels 15-2 1,371
6 Villanova Wildcats 14-2 1,246
7 Xavier Musketeers 14-1 1,200
8 Miami-Florida Hurricanes 13-1 1,139
9 Duke Blue Devils 14-2 1,100
10 SMU Mustangs 15-0 1,040
11 West Virginia Mountaineers 14-1 867
12 Providence Friars 14-2 862
13 Virginia Cavaliers 12-3 818
14 Kentucky Wildcats 12-3 698
15 Texas A&M Aggies 13-2 668
16 Iowa Hawkeyes 12-3 656
17 Iowa State Cyclones 12-3 555
18 Arizona Wildcats 13-3 537
19 South Carolina Gamecocks 15-0 527
20 Pittsburgh Panthers 14-1 334
21 Louisville Cardinals 13-3 330
22 Baylor Bears 12-3 325
23 Butler Bulldogs 12-4 302
24 Purdue Boilermakers 14-3 145
25 Gonzaga Bulldogs 13-3 101
Others receiving votes: USC 79, Indiana 59, UCLA 21, Utah 10, Texas Tech 10, Saint Mary's 8, Wichita St 7, Valparaiso 6, Oregon 6, Hawaii 4, St Bonaventure 1, Oregon State 1, Akron 1, Dayton 1