AP Poll: Villanova remains in the No. 1 spot

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The Wildcats remained in the top spot of the AP Poll for the third straight week after they survived an upset-bid at the hands of Notre Dame on Saturday.

UCLA is still No. 2 with Kansas, Baylor and Duke rounding out the top five.

It’s worth noting that we made the change in our top 25 to reflect what most seem to believe: That Duke is the best team in college basketball.

RANKINGS: AP Poll | Coaches Poll | NBC Sports Top 25

1. Villanova (56 first-place votes)
2. UCLA (3)
3. Kansas
4. Baylor (6)
5. Duke
6. Kentucky
7. North Carolina
8. Gonzaga
9. Indiana
10. Creighton
11. Louisville
12. West Virginia
13. Virginia
14. Wisconsin
15. Purdue
16. South Carolina
17. Xavier
18. Butler
19. Arizona
20. Saint Mary’s
21. Notre Dame
22. Oregon
23. Florida State
24. USC
25. Cincinnati