The defending champs are back in familiar territory — at least according to one of the two leading college basketball polls — as Villanova's convincing wins over Big East foes St. John's and Xavier have them back at No. 1 in the AP poll.
It's far from unanimous though, as No. 2 ranked Kansas actually received more first place votes, 32, than Nova did, 28. But according to their math the Wildcats are just a hair better.
In the USA Today poll, the Jayhawks are on top with Villanova a close second. UCLA is in third in both polls.
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Nova had held the spot prior consecutively since winning the 2016 National Championship and winning its first 14 games of the 2016-17 season before faltering in Butler a few weeks ago.
Villanova likely won't relinquish it's ranking this week as their upcoming games against Seton Hall and Providence should be easy victories for the 17-1 Cats.