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Villanova is actually a football school now

The NFL Draft confirms it.

NCAA Football: Villanova at Lafayette Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

While they don’t technically play football in the Big East, we’ve found it appropriate to cover Villanova having a player selected in the second round of the NFL Draft.

“One player?” You think to yourself. “What’s the big deal?”

WELL, it just so happens that several “power conference” football schools have had less than one player drafted in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Those schools are as followed.

  • Duke
  • Louisville
  • Syracuse
  • Wake Forest
  • Georgia Tech
  • Virginia
  • Virginia Tech
  • Baylor
  • Iowa State
  • Kansas
  • Oklahoma State
  • TCU
  • Maryland
  • Rutgers
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • Purdue
  • Arizona
  • Arizona State
  • Oregon
  • Oregon State
  • Washington State
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • South Carolina
  • Arkansas
  • Mississippi State

Wow. More picks than 42% of the “Power Five”. Bet you didn’t see that coming.

Surely this won’t still be the case after Saturday afternoon, so we have to get our jokes in while we can.