NCAA Basketball Rankings: Nova Drops Six Spots; Temple Up One

After back-to-back losses this week to Rutgers and Pitt the AP pollsters dropped Villanova six spots to No. 15 in the latest top 25. They should be able to rebound this week as they have road dates with Seton Hall and DePaul.

The Owls moved up a spot to No. 23 after posting victories over Fordham and Dayton. Temple will have a major opportunity to impress voters on Thursday night when it welcomes the Richmond Spiders to the Liacouras center in a game that will go a long way in determining seeding in Atlantic City. Conference rival Xavier was also voted into the top 25, debuting at No. 24.

Here are the complete rankings for the week of Feb. 14:

No. School Record Points Prev
1 Kansas (22) 24-1 1549 2
2 Ohio State (14) 24-1 1536 1
3 Texas (23) 22-3 1535 3
4 Pittsburgh (6) 23-2 1478 4
5 Duke 23-2 1348 5
6 San Diego State 25-1 1256 6
7 Brigham Young 24-2 1217 7
8 Notre Dame 21-4 1212 8
9 Georgetown 20-5 1103 11
10 Wisconsin 19-5 1044 13
11 Purdue 20-5 941 14
12 Arizona 21-4 795 15
13 Connecticut 19-5 786 10
14 Florida 20-5 775 17
15 Villanova 19-6 710 9
16 Louisville 19-6 683 16
17 Syracuse 20-6 496 12
18 Vanderbilt 18-6 471 23
19 North Carolina 18-6 420 20
20 Missouri 19-6 404 19
21 Texas A&M 19-5 377 22
22 Kentucky 17-7 320 18
23 Temple 19-5 208 24
24 Xavier 18-6 83 34
25 Utah State 23-3 75 21

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: West Virginia(16-8) 58; St. Mary's(22-4) 52; Coastal Carolina(24-2) 32; UCLA(18-7) 32; George Mason(21-5) 28; St. John's(15-9) 26; Washington(17-7) 23; Alabama(16-8) 13; Florida State(18-7) 11; Marquette(15-10) 6; Baylor(16-8) 5; Belmont(23-4) 5; Colorado State(17-7) 5; Minnesota(17-8) 4; UNLV(18-7) 3

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