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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Villanova Drops A Spot, Temple Holds

The NCAA basketball rankings are out and since only Florida of the top teams lost there was no real movement in the polls this week. Villanova, despite a 4-0 record, dropped from #6 to #7 having been leapfrogged by Kansas. The Wildcats are just 3 points back in the AP top 25 poll. Villanova will play UCLA on Wednesday in the final four of the preseason NIT.

Temple went 2-0 to start the year and remained at #21. The USA Today/coaches poll was a little kinder to the Owls as they came in at #20 while the Villanova Wildcats were at #7 in that poll as well. Here’s the full AP top 25.

1 Duke
2 Michigan State
3 Ohio State
4 Kansas State
5 Pittsburgh
6 Kansas
7 Villanova
8 Kentucky
9 Syracuse
10 Purdue
11 Missouri
12 Baylor
13 Washington
14 Memphis
15 Minnesota
16 Florida
17 Georgetown
18 San Diego State
19 Illinois
20 Texas
21 Temple
22 Gonzaga
23 Brigham Young
24 Tennessee
25 North Carolina