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College basketball poll rankings: New AP Top 25 poll features four Big East teams

Villanova, Xavier, Creighton and Butler are all in the mix.

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After another successful week for the Big East, four teams are representing the conference in the newest edition of the AP Top 25.

The Villanova Wildcats, Xavier Musketeers, Creighton Bluejays and Butler Bulldogs make up the bunch that has weaved its way into the Top 25. Butler is the latest team to enter the Top 25 from the conference and did so after an impressive stint in the Las Vegas Invitational. The Bulldogs took down Vanderbilt and Arizona, who dropped down to 16th following the loss.

Villanova finds themselves in second place behind the Kentucky Wildcats. ‘Nova received 20 first-place votes and came 23 points shy of at least tying UK for the top spot. Xavier and Creighton also find themselves in the Top 10 this week as the Musketeers sit at 7th while the Bluejays jump up from 12th to 10th. Butler hopped up to 18th after being unranked last week after their aforementioned success.

You can find the full poll below!

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kentucky (40) 6-0 1,590
2 Villanova (20) 6-0 1,567
3 North Carolina (4) 7-0 1,497
4 Kansas 5-1 1,414
5 Duke 6-1 1,365
6 Virginia 6-0 1,286
7 Xavier 6-0 1,181
8 Gonzaga 6-0 1,112
9 Baylor (1) 6-0 1,068
10 Creighton 6-0 965
11 UCLA 7-0 955
12 Saint Mary's 5-0 866
13 Indiana 4-1 857
14 Louisville 5-1 808
15 Purdue 5-1 687
16 Arizona 5-1 655
17 Wisconsin 5-2 555
18 Butler 6-0 506
19 Iowa State 5-1 389
20 South Carolina 6-0 379
21 Rhode Island 5-1 354
22 Syracuse 4-1 229
23 Oregon 4-2 189
24 Florida 6-1 154
25 West Virginia 4-1 132
Others receiving votes: Maryland 126, Notre Dame 85, Cincinnati 49, Michigan State 28, Ohio State 22, Michigan 13, Temple 8, USC 7, Houston 6, Florida State 5, VCU 5, California 3, Tennessee State 2, Virginia Tech 1, Arkansas State 1, San Diego State 1, Colorado 1, Minnesota 1, Rutgers 1