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Xavier once more receiving votes in the AP poll

Who cares at this point though?

If a poll falls in a paper and no one's there to read it, is it still ridiculous?
If a poll falls in a paper and no one's there to read it, is it still ridiculous?
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Last week, we mentioned how the last AP poll before the major conference tournaments jumped off was dumb. This week's iteration is no less so, but Xavier's 2-1 mark against top 25 teams during that span at least merited them some consideration. Look, they're even (just slightly) more highly regarded than Valpo!

AP Top 25

Rank TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kentucky Wildcats (65) 34-0 1,625
2 Villanova Wildcats 32-2 1,522
3 Wisconsin Badgers 31-3 1,460
4 Duke Blue Devils 29-4 1,406
5 Arizona Wildcats 31-3 1,405
6 Virginia Cavaliers 29-3 1,333
7 Gonzaga Bulldogs 32-2 1,229
8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 29-5 1,178
9 Iowa State Cyclones 25-8 1,043
10 Kansas Jayhawks 26-8 995
11 Northern Iowa Panthers 30-3 979
12 Maryland Terrapins 27-6 935
13 Oklahoma Sooners 22-10 740
14 Wichita State Shockers 28-4 737
15 North Carolina Tar Heels 24-11 703
16 Baylor Bears 24-9 680
17 Louisville Cardinals 24-8 614
18 SMU Mustangs 27-6 485
19 Utah Utes 24-8 455
20 West Virginia Mountaineers 23-9 398
21 Arkansas Razorbacks 26-8 373
22 Georgetown Hoyas 21-10 177
23 Michigan State Spartans 23-11 159
24 Butler Bulldogs 22-10 142
25 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 26-9 109
Others receiving votes: Oregon 91, Providence 62, Xavier 18, Davidson 16, Ohio State 12, Stephen F. Austin 12, Wyoming 6, Boise State 5, LSU 5, BYU 3, Valparaiso 3, Wofford 2, Harvard 2, Murray St 2, Dayton 1, Iowa 1, Purdue 1, Colorado St 1