'Nova dropping, Owls rising in poll

Juan Fernandez and Temple are up to No. 17 in the AP poll. (Akira Suwa/Staff Photographer)

Villanova keeps dropping and Temple keeps rising in the Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll that was released today.

Villanova (24-6) dropped from ninth to 10, while the Owls (26-5) went from 20th to 17th.

Villanova opens play in the Big East Tournament at 2:30 on Thursday and Temple's first game in the Atlantic 10 Tournament will be Friday at noon.

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