Kentucky Wildcats

Villanova back to No. 1 in AP poll, leapfrogging Kansas

Villanova coach Jay Wright likes this vantage point just fine.

The Wildcats are back on top.

"It was great to be No. 1. I'd much rather be No. 1 than three," Wright said last week after a stumble against then-No. 18 Butler dropped the national champs a couple spots.

Now, after a week away from No. 1, Villanova on Monday reclaimed the top of The Associated Press Top 25. The Wildcats leapfrogged Kansas after Baylor lost while playing as a No. 1 team for the first time in school history.

The Wildcats received 28 first-place votes and 1,580 points from a 65-member national media panel while the Jayhawks remained No. 2 despite getting more No. 1...