The USA TODAY poll features three BIG EAST teams including the No. 1 team in the country.
Villanova remains the top team in the poll following a 2-0 week against DePaul and St. John's. The Wildcats were given chase by only the Kansas Jayhawks, who jumped up from No. 6 to No. 2, as they received seven first-place votes. The Wildcats finished with 25.
The Xavier Musketeers tumbled down three spots to the No. 7 position after going 1-1. The Musketeers fell to the Creighton Bluejays but salvaged the week with a road win over the Butler Bulldogs.
Finally, the Providence Friars took a fall to No. 20 in the poll after a 1-1 week as well. The Friars lost on the road to the Marquette Golden Eagles but recovered nicely with a home win over the Georgetown Hoyas.
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