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Weekly Polls: ‘Cats on Top, Again

  The Wildcats have held the title as the top team in the nation for three weeks straight now, and received 56 out of the possible 65 first place votes. They show no sign of giving up that position without a fight. With an 11-0 record, ‘Nova has managed to best every opponent it has seen since winning… Read More ›

Weekly Polls: Down to #3

After a loss to Xavier, the Wildcats have fallen a few pegs down to No. 3 in the AP Poll. In the Coaches’ Poll, they are ranked No. 2. Kansas has reclaimed the top spot in both polls, with Michigan State right behind in the AP Poll. As for Xavier, the only other ranked team… Read More ›

Weekly Polls: Villanova is Still on Top at #1

After two double-digit victories this past week, the release of the AP and Coaches’ Polls today has confirmed that Villanova shall remain #1. After a week of much tumult up and down the rankings—only seven ranked teams finished the week undefeated—Villanova will hold the top spot for another week. The Wildcats therefore join six other… Read More ›

Weekly Polls: Villanova Reaches #1 for the First Time in Program History

Today is a momentous day in the storied history of Villanova basketball. The greatest Villanova teams have come and gone without achieving what has happened today. Today, Villanova is the best college basketball team in the country. The AP Poll has ranked the Villanova Wildcats #1 for the first time. Villanova has come so close… Read More ›

Weekly Polls: Villanova is Back in the Top Five at #3

Villanova is moving up in the latest AP Poll again, this time back into the top five. After a road win at St. John’s, Jay Wright’s squad has moved up three spots to #3, their highest ranking of the season. The Wildcats were up to #2 in last season’s first postseason poll, but have not… Read More ›

Weekly Polls: Down to #6

After a heartbreaking loss in overtime to an upstart Providence squad, Villanova has expectedly moved down in this week’s AP Poll. The drop was trifling, honestly: only two spots down to #6. Two factors can be said to have conspired in favor of the Wildcats’ small drop. First, the fact that so many other highly… Read More ›

Weekly Polls: Just Outside the Top 10

There was some movement amongst the Big East teams in this week’s rankings. See where ‘Nova and the rest of them landed.

Weekly Polls: Cats on the Rise… #2!

After a successful conquest of the Big East in New York City, the Wildcats are getting some more recognition. Villanova is turning more heads, moving up to #2 in the polls. They are now behind the other Wildcats of Kentucky. #2 in the AP and Coaches’ Polls is the highest ranking Villanova has ever received. The last… Read More ›

Weekly Polls & Bracketology: 1-seed?

The Wildcats remain at #4 in the AP Polls, but have moved up to #3 in the Coaches’ Poll. Villanova closed out the season with a tough road win at Creighton and a dominant 105-point performance against St. John’s at the Wells Fargo Center. Villanova ends the season on a 12-game winning streak and will… Read More ›

Weekly Polls & Bracketology: The Elite Four

With a Big East regular season title on lockdown and losses for Wisconsin and Gonzaga, the Wildcats are moving up in this week’s AP and Coaches’ polls. Villanova is up to #4 in both polls, hopping over the Badgers and the Bulldogs. The Wildcats are turning some heads, claiming a #1 seed in many bracketologists’… Read More ›

About The Author

Eugene Rapay '16 created "The Bench Mob" in November 2013. He joined the Villanova Times in 2012 as a writer. A Westchester, NY native, who will bring top quality coverage of all things Villanova sports.

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