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Crunchy Numbers Week 13: How high will Villanova climb?

And you thought we were done with this. Not yet.

Crunchy Numbers Week 13: How high will Villanova climb?

And you thought we were done with this. Not yet. We'll keep it going until Villanova's season ends. But we'll keep things short because most of the local teams' seasons are over.

Rutgers also has another game left, at home against West Virginia at noon Saturday on ESPN2. Villanova's 3:30 p.m. kickoff against New Hampshire on the Main Line will be on ESPN360.com.

Sagarin has the Scarlet Knights as a one-point underdog to the Mountaineers, 79.27 to 75.65 and 3.16. 'Nova is a 12-point favorite, 76.77 and 3.16 to 67.54.

20. Penn State (17)

40. Villanova (43)

Nos. 41-43 are Florida State, UCLA and Wisconsin, and No. 39 is Connecticut.

47. Rutgers (49)

No. 48 is Notre Dame.

65. Temple (58)

Still better than No. 68 Northwestern, No. 70 Virginia and No. 71 Ohio. Yes, the Owls are still ranked higher than the Bobcats.

111. Delaware (113)

22 I-A teams are ranked above the Blue Hens, including No. 121 Washington State.

115. Penn (123)

21 I-A teams are ranked above the Quakers; the one between them and Delaware is No. 113 UTEP.

138. Lafayette (142)

Nine I-A teams are ranked below the Leopards. The highest is No. 141 Tulane.

183. Lehigh (187)

One I-A team, No. 188 Western Kentucky, is ranked below the Mountain Hawks.

211. Delaware State (209)

213. Princeton (216)

221. Bucknell (225)

Jonathan Tannenwald Philly.com
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