Can Villanova reclaim college basketball's No.1 spot this soon?

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Villanova guard Jalen Brunson (1) in action during an NCAA college basketball game against Marquette, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Philadelphia.

In another whacky weekend of déjà vu all over again in college basketball, a string of upsets will likely land Villanova back on top of the Associated Press and the USA Today Coaches Poll after a one-week absence.

With No.1 ranked Michigan State (14-2) getting smacked down 80-64 by unranked Ohio State on Sunday coupled with No.2 Duke (13-2) losing to unranked North Carolina State, 96-85, on Saturday, it stands to reason that the third-ranked Wildcats (14-1) will vault back to No.1 in the nation after beating Marquette on Saturday.

Villanova was the only member of the Top 5 to not lose last week. Fourth-ranked Arizona State lost its second straight game on Thursday and No.5 Xavier had its 10-game winning streak ended by Providence on Saturday.

Considering the ‘Cats had just fallen out of the top spot by losing at Butler last weekend, it’s possible that sixth-ranked West Virginia (14-1), which beat No.7 Oklahoma for its 14th consecutive win since losing its opener could jump past everyone and take over as No.1.

The Mountaineers also have a win over eighth-ranked Virginia (14-1).

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