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No. 1 Villanova leads by 44, beats Ewing, Georgetown 88-56

WASHINGTON (AP) — After watching Villanova make 3-pointer after 3-pointer and build a hard-to-fathom lead — 20, then 30, eventually all the way up to 44 — Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing did not want to offer any sort of assessment about what this game indicates about his team's status in relation to the No. 1 Wildcats.

Understandably.

"I'm not even thinking about that," Ewing said. "All I'm thinking about is that they're a good team and tonight was their night. That's it."

Feature Stories

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Jan 15
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Villanova (63)16-11,6231
2Virginia (1)16-11,5273
3Purdue (1)17-21,4115
4Oklahoma14-21,3719
5Duke15-21,3197
6West Virginia15-21,3042
7Wichita State15-21,2835
8Texas Tech15-21,2768
9Michigan State16-31,0624
10Kansas14-31,03212
11Xavier16-392810
12Cincinnati15-285814
13Gonzaga16-382915
14Arizona14-472317
15North Carolina14-466620
16Arizona State14-363911
17Auburn16-152322
18Kentucky14-348721
19Seton Hall15-345513
20Clemson15-244419
21Tennessee12-435824
22Ohio State15-4276-
23Michigan15-4223-
24TCU13-419616
25Miami (FL)13-314318

Out West

San Diego State picked to win MWC in preseason poll

LAS VEGAS (AP) — San Diego State has been picked to win the Mountain West in a preseason media poll.

The Aztecs received 23 of 27 first-place votes and 293 points in the poll released Wednesday, finishing ahead of Nevada at 253 points. New Mexico received three first-place votes and Fresno State, which was fourth in the poll, received one.

Boise State was fifth, followed by Utah State, Colorado State, UNLV, Air Force, Wyoming and San Jose State.