Villanova's slide out of No. 1 in the AP Top 25 lasted just a week.
The Wildcats returned to the top spot in Monday's poll after an upset-filled week that included losses by No. 1 Michigan State and No. 2 Duke. Villanova got 52 of 65 first-place votes to move up from third to No. 1, where it spent three weeks in December.
Virginia climbed five spots to No. 3, followed by Michigan State. Purdue and Wichita State tied for No. 5.
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Most recently, the Cavaliers took down then-No. 12 North Carolina, 61-49, on Saturday, and the Tar Heels dropped to No. 20 this week. UVA's victory was in large part thanks to Devon Hall's 16 points, and the team's defense held UNC to its second-lowest scoring total of the season.
The Cavaliers moved to 14-1 overall and 3-0 in the ACC, and they take on Syracuse on Tuesday night (8 p.m. ET, ACCNE).
West Virginia climbed four spots to No. 2. This is the Mountaineers' highest ranking since December 1959 in Jerry West's senior season.
Duke fell five spots to No. 7, followed by Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Xavier to round out the top 10.
No. 1. Villanova (52 first-place votes, No. 3 last week)
No. 2. West Virginia (12, No. 6 last week)
No. 3. Virginia (1, No. 8 last week)
No. 4. Michigan State (No. 1 last week)
No. 5. Witchita State (No. 9 last week)
No. 5. Purdue (No. 13)
No. 7. Duke (No. 2)
No. 8 Texas Tech (No. 18)
No. 9 Oklahoma (No. 7)
No. 10 Xavier (No. 5)
No. 11 Arizona State (No. 4)
No. 12 Kansas (No. 10)
No. 13 Seton Hall (No. 21)
No. 14 Cincinnati (No. 19)
No. 15 Gonzaga (No. 19)
No. 16 TCU (No. 16)
No. 17 Arizona (No. 14)
No. 18 Miami (No. 15)
No. 19 Clemson (No. 25)
No. 20 North Carolina (No. 12)
No. 21 Kentucky (No. 17)
No. 22 Auburn (unranked)
No. 23 Florida State (No. 24)
No. 24 Tennessee (No. 23)
No. 25 Creighton (unranked)
NBC Sports Washington contributed to this report.
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