Villanova Returns to the Top of the Men’s Poll, UConn Still a Unanimous No. 1
(AP) — The Associated Press men's basketball poll has a new look after four of the top-5 teams lost last week. The upsets benefited Villanova, which is back atop the poll after falling from first to third last week.
The Wildcats picked up 52 of 65 first-place votes to take the No. 1 position for the fourth week this season.
West Virginia vaulted from fifth to second, its highest ranking since December 1959 in Jerry West's senior season.
Virginia moved up five slots to third and is followed by previous No. 1 Michigan State. Purdue and Wichita State are tied for fifth.
Duke, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Xavier round out the top 10.
Meanwhile, Connecticut remains the unanimous No. 1 team in the AP women's poll. Notre Dame, Louisville, Mississippi State and Baylor fill out the top five.