Villanova can make history Tuesday night when it wraps Big Five play against Temple because a victory will extend the Wildcats' winning streak to 17 games.
That would be a school record.
And we really are, right now, experiencing one of the great runs in recent college basketball history. Jay Wright's team won six straight games to close last season, beat traditional powers Kansas and North Carolina, and won the 2017 NCAA Tournament. They then lost their point guard (Ryan Arcidiacono), center (Daniel Ochefu) and top recruit (Omari Spellman). But it hasn't mattered much because the Wildcats are off to a 10-0 start and ranked No. 1 in the CBS Sports Top 25 (and one).
What a story.
The complete Top 25 (and one) is below.
|The Wildcats have won 16 straight games dating to last season. They won't play another ranked opponent until they play at Creighton on New Year's Eve.||--||17-17|
|UCLA is shooting 61.6 percent from 2-point range and 47.1 percent from 3-point range. Both numbers rank No. 1 nationally.||--||31-6|
|The Bears already have five top-50 KenPom wins - among them victories over Louisville and Xavier. Miami transfer Manu Lecomte is averaging 13.9 points and 5.3 assists.||--||23-11|
|The Jayhawks beat Nebraska easily Saturday despite the absence of Carlton Bragg. KU suspended the sophomore forward Friday after he was arrested for allegedly striking his girlfriend.||--||28-8|
|The Blue Devils have won eight straight since losing 77-75 to Kansas. Four different players, including Amile Jefferson, are averaging at least 15.0 points per game.||--||27-9|
|The Tar Heels have won two straight without the services of Joel Berry. The junior point guard is dealing with a sprained ankle.||--||20-13|
|The Wildcats' next two games are against North Carolina and Louisville. Their final non-league game is next month against Kansas.||--||22-12|
|The Zags' 10-0 record represents their best start in program history. Nigel Williams-Goss is averaging a team-high 13.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists.||--||31-6|
|Saturday's win over Texas Southern doubled as Rick Pitino's 400th victory as Louisville's coach. The Cardinals, as of Sunday morning, have the nation's best defensive efficiency rating.||--||4-28|
|Sophomore OG Anunoby has missed the past three contests with an ankle injury. The Hoosiers have won all three and next play Butler on Saturday.||--||23-12|
|The Mountaineers are creating turnovers on 34.7 percent of their opponents' possessions. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins is sitting on 799 career wins.||--||19-15|
|The Cavaliers' lone loss is a single-digit loss to West Virginia. Kyle Guy is shooting 61.9 percent from 3-point range after making three threes in Tuesday's win over East Carolina.||--||25-8|
|The Bluejays broke a CenturyLink Center record for points in Friday's 113-58 blowout victory vs. Longwood. Maurice Watson finished with 11 assists and just one turnover in the win.||--||24-13|
|The Badgers' lone losses are to Creighton and North Carolina. Barring a big upset, they'll enter 2017 with a 12-2 record.||--||20-14|
|The Boilermakers' lone losses are single-digit losses to Villanova and Louisville. They're shooting a surprising 44.1 percent from 3-point range as a team.||--||29-6|
|The Bulldogs rebounded from their midweek loss at Indiana State by beating Cincinnati 75-65 on Saturday. Kelan Martin finished with a team-high 20 points.||1||14-18|
|The Musketeers snapped their two-game losing streak Saturday via a 77-69 win over Utah. Trevon Bluiett is averaging a team-high 19.2 points and 5.6 rebounds.||1||27-10|
|The Wildcats' lone losses are to Gonzaga and Butler. Lauri Markkanen is averaging a team-high 16.8 points and a team-high 7.1 rebounds.||1||28-7|
|The Seminoles' lone loss is an 89-86 loss to a Temple team that also beat West Virginia. Dwayne Bacon is averaging a team-high 17.3 points.||1||9-23|
|The Gators' three losses are to Duke, Gonzaga and Florida State. So they still have zero losses to currently unranked schools||1||16-17|
|The Gaels are shooting 59.7 percent on 2-pointers this season. As of Monday morning, that ranks third nationally.||1||27-8|
|The Bearcats' leading scorer, Kyle Washington, was held to seven points and zero rebounds in Saturday's loss at Butler. He's still averaging 16.1 points and 8.0 rebounds in 26.0 minutes per game.||1||23-13|
|The Irish were in a one-possession game in the final minute Saturday with top-ranked Villanova. Notre Dame's next game is Saturday against Purdue.||1||11-21|
|South Carolina : The Gamecocks were outscored 40-30 in the second half of Monday's 67-64 loss to Seton Hall. Leading scorer Sindarius Thornwell has missed two straight games because of an indefinite suspension.||8||11-21|
|The Hurricanes have won three straight since losing to Florida. Freshman Bruce Brown is averaging 10.0 points and 6.8 rebounds in 27.8 minutes per game.||--||28-7|
|The undefeated Trojans are off to their best start since 1971. Elijah Stewart got 26 points in Sunday's win over Pepperdine and is now averaging 17.1 points per game.||--||22-11|