Since the Nittany Lions ended the regular season, they have lost offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead, and almost saw defensive coordinator Brent Pry leave.
Redshirt freshman Omari Spellman is Villanova's best interior presence but he also has a shot from distance that cannot be overlooked.
New roles and responsibilities have every Villanova player in proving-it mode.
Jalen Brunson scored a career-high 31 points as the undefeated Wildcats won their 22nd straight game in the City Series.
Rose scored a career high 27 points and shot 5 of 6 from three-point range.
Jalen Bruson led a Wildcats charge to stay undefeated on the season with 31 points, and other takeaways from their rout of Temple.
Coach Geoff Collins says he has been flying around the country recruiting, but he insists that it won't interfere with the staff's focus on the bowl game.
This is the third straight year Temple faces a top-ranked Villanova team. The Wildcats are 10-0, and the Owls are also off to a strong start, at 6-2.
Best Philly team I covered? Dead heat. La Salle (1990). St. Joe's (2004). Can't choose. Won't choose.
With Duke and Kansas suffering upset losses, the Wildcats took the top spot in the Associated Press and USA Today coaches rankings.
Behind a golden goal from Sam Werner, Stanford defeated Indiana, 1-0, in front of 5,764 at Talen Energy Stadium.
The righthander is a junior pitcher/outfielder at Calvary Christian High in Florida.
The Wildcats (10-0, 3-0 Big Five) won their 21st consecutive City Series game. Jalen Brunson helped secure the victory.