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College Basketball rankings, Week 13: USA TODAY Coaches Poll

Two teams from the conference are in the Top 5!

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

This week's USA TODAY Coaches Poll features three BIG EAST teams amongst the first 11 in the Top 25.

Going forward, two teams are in the Top 5.

The Villanova Wildcats and Xavier Musketeers trail the North Carolina Tar Heels, Oklahoma Sooners and Maryland Terrapins in the No. 1, 2, and 3 positions in the poll. 'Nova propped up to No. 4 after a victory over the St. John's Red Storm on Sunday afternoon. The Wildcats are 18-3 and remain at the top of the BIG EAST standings at the moment.

Meanwhile, Xavier propped up to No. 5 after a 2-0 week with victories over the Providence Friars and DePaul Blue Demons. Xavier is at 19-2 on the year with their lone conference losses coming to Villanova and the Georgetown Hoyas as well earlier this year.

Rounding out things are the Providence Friars who are ranked No. 11 after going 1-1 with a loss to Xavier and a win over Georgetown in Washington, D.C. Kris Dunn and Ben Bentil, the nation's top 1-2 punch, have led the Friars to an 18-4 record to this point in the season.

Full poll below:

USA Today Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS
1 North Carolina (18) 19-2 786
2 Oklahoma (14) 18-2 780
3 Maryland 19-3 667
4 Villanova 18-3 657
5 Xavier 19-2 650
6 Kansas 17-4 627
7 Iowa 17-4 618
8 Texas A&M 18-3 594
9 Virginia 17-4 564
10 Michigan St 19-4 517
11 Providence 18-4 464
12 West Virginia 17-4 374
13 Baylor 17-4 366
14 Iowa St. 16-5 321
15 Miami-Florida 16-4 313
16 Purdue 19-4 278
17 Oregon 18-4 239
18 Louisville 17-4 237
19 Kentucky 16-5 223
20 Arizona 17-5 206
21 Indiana 18-4 200
22 Wichita St. 16-5 163
23 South Carolina 19-2 156
24 Dayton 18-3 120
25 St. Mary's 18-2 61
Others Receiving Votes: Pittsburgh 42; Duke 27; Utah 21; Michigan 19; Notre Dame 17; Southern California 16; Virginia Commonwealth 16; Gonzaga 13; Butler 8; Monmouth 8; Valparaiso 8; Texas 7; St. Joseph's 5; Florida 4; California 3; Clemson 2; Alabama at Birmingham 1; Seton Hall 1; Washington 1.