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Xavier moving up in polls and power rankings

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NCAA Basketball: Marquette at Xavier
I imagine this is Tyrique being excited about this development.
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Here’s the AP poll, where Xavier has jumped from 8 to 6 on the strength of a single win during the week.

RANK SCHOOL RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS
1 Villanova (47) 20-1 1,607 1
2 Virginia (17) 20-1 1,572 2
3 Purdue (1) 21-2 1,501 3
4 Duke 18-3 1,372 4
5 Michigan State 20-3 1,347 6
6 Xavier 19-3 1,278 8
7 Kansas 17-4 1,224 5
8 Cincinnati 19-2 1,208 9
9 Arizona 18-4 1,103 11
10 Texas Tech 17-4 987 14
11 Auburn 19-2 882 19
12 Oklahoma 15-5 840 12
13 Saint Mary's 21-2 753 16
14 Gonzaga 19-4 750 15
15 West Virginia 16-5 709 7
16 Wichita State 17-4 635 17
17 Ohio State 18-5 566 13
18 Tennessee 15-5 512 22
19 North Carolina 16-6 470 10
20 Clemson 17-4 414 18
21 Kentucky 16-5 344 NR
22 Rhode Island 17-3 327 24
23 Florida 15-6 172 20
24 Michigan 17-6 103 25
25 Arizona State 16-5 100 21

Let’s also peek in on Andy Katz’s take on the Muskies in his latest power rankings:

The Musketeers had one game last week. And they blitzed Marquette by 19. Resiliency is the word for this squad. They have forgotten how bad they looked against Villanova and have been on a rampage since, outside one close game against St. John’s. The return game to the Red Storm is Tuesday, before Georgetown comes Saturday. Book two wins to keep the Musketeers surging.

Let’s wrap with Jeff Borzello’s power rankings and what they say on our boys:

Chris Mack’s team has rolled to four straight wins since losing back-to-back games at Providence and Villanova in early January. Now the Musketeers head on the road for three of their next four. Quentin Goodin is a key for Xavier; he averaged 4.7 points and shot 5-for-23 in the Musketeers’ three losses.

I hope this finds you all well.