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TOP 25 THIS WEEK: Villanova ready for burden of being No. 1

Villanova coach Jay Wright has seen his team deal with all the things that go along with being the nation's top-ranked school, from the extra attention to handling an upset loss.

It's why Wright figures his Wildcats — who are sitting atop the AP Top 25 for the third straight season — are prepared for what awaits.

"I think we've got the experience now to understand it's a great honor," Wright told The Associated Press, "but a lot of responsibility comes with it."

After a tumultuous week in which unanimous No. 1 Duke and No. 2 Kansas lost, the Wildcats (10-0) earned 41 of 65 first-place votes to hop over Michigan State and reach the top. Next up is...

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