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Kentucky Wildcats

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."

There are eight schools to have held the top spot for one — and only one — week. The most recent was Tennessee in 2007-08 and Wisconsin the year before.

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