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Villanova latest No. 1 in AP poll; 6th top team this season

Villanova joined an exclusive club Monday. The Wildcats are now among the 57 schools to have been ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll.

The Wildcats had been ranked No. 2 seven times — last time the final poll of last season — but had never made that one step up.

"There's still a lot of basketball left to be played and handling this will be another challenge for our team," Villanova coach Jay Wright said. "We look forward to it."

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Feb 8
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Villanova (32)20-31,5663
2Maryland (13)21-31,4994
3Oklahoma (7)19-31,4721
4Iowa (11)19-41,4715
6Kansas (1)19-41,3117
7Virginia (1)19-41,2239
8Michigan State20-41,14410
9North Carolina19-41,1362
10West Virginia19-41,08214
12Miami (FL)18-482617
14Iowa State17-678113
15Texas A&M18-56638
23Southern California18-522527
25Wichita State17-613221


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Miami (Ohio) upends Bowling Green 55-51

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Willie Moore scored 13 points off the bench as Miami (Ohio) upended Bowling Green 55-51 on Saturday.

Chris Bryant added nine points and 10 rebounds for the RedHawks (8-15, 2-8 Mid-American Conference) who had a 46-36 rebounding edge over Bowling Green. Eric Washington chipped in eight points. The team hit just 31 percent from the field and made 19 of 29 (65.5 percent) from the line.

Bowling Green went ahead 19-16 in the first half on a Spencer Parker 3-pointer and held on for a 25-24 edge at the break.