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College basketball weekly poll rankings: AP Top 25, USA TODAY Coaches polls feature four teams from Big East

Villanova retains their top spot while three others stay in the mix.

NCAA Basketball: Villanova vs La Salle Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The weekly college basketball polls are out, and to no surprise, the Big East remains a significant fixture.

Four teams from the conference are featured within the Top 20 of the respective Top 25 polls from the Associated Press and USA TODAY.

Villanova, Creighton, Xavier and Butler are the aforementioned programs found in the polls. ‘Nova retains their spot at the top of both polls after winning against La Salle and Notre Dame last week. The Bluejays meanwhile stay at No. 10 for the third straight week after another successful week of play.

Xavier and Butler meanwhile are 17th and 18th in both polls respectively too. The ‘Dawgs didn’t drop too far despite dropping a game to Indiana State earlier in the week, as they would later redeem themselves with an impressive home victory over Cincinnati. The Musketeers got back on track on Saturday with a victory over Utah that was preceded by a loss to Colorado.

AP Top 25

RANK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Villanova (56) 10-0 1,613
2 UCLA (3) 10-0 1,505
3 Kansas 9-1 1,455
4 Baylor (6) 8-0 1,439
5 Duke 10-1 1,391
6 Kentucky 9-1 1,277
7 North Carolina 10-1 1,222
8 Gonzaga 10-0 1,195
9 Indiana 8-1 1,124
10 Creighton 10-0 1,043
11 Louisville 9-1 981
12 West Virginia 8-1 864
13 Virginia 8-1 848
14 Wisconsin 9-2 779
15 Purdue 8-2 652
16 South Carolina 8-0 598
17 Xavier 8-2 526
18 Butler 9-1 492
19 Arizona 8-2 436
20 Saint Mary's 7-1 391
21 Notre Dame 9-1 310
22 Oregon 8-2 251
23 Florida State 10-1 227
24 USC 9-0 158
25 Cincinnati 7-2 155
Others receiving votes: Florida 44, Wichita St 33, Virginia Tech 32, Maryland 31, Valparaiso 9, TCU 8, Middle Tennessee 7, Miami 6, Minnesota 6, Kansas State 4, UCF 2, Syracuse 2, Ohio State 2, Pittsburgh 2, Michigan State 2, Iowa State 1, Clemson 1, Loyola (CHI) 1