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.
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.
With Duke and Kansas suffering upset losses, the Wildcats took the top spot in the Associated Press and USA Today coaches rankings.
"Someone fell on his hand in practice," Wright said of Gillespie after the Wildcats' win over La Salle.
The Wildcats (10-0) earned 41 of 65 first-place votes to hop over Michigan State, which some observers had expected to take the top spot.
After sitting out as a redshirt last season, Phil Booth has returned to become a primary component in the Wildcats lineup.
The Wildcats remained undefeated with a win over 12th-ranked Gonzaga on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
Mikal Bridges scored a career-high 28 points and Phil Booth added 20 for the Wildcats.
Alabama beat out Ohio State for the fourth and final spot in the college football playoffs. Penn State will play Washington in the Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 30. Temple is going to the Boca Raton Bowl to play Florida Atlantic on Dec. 19.