By Harry Allison

Villanova is a 6 seed in this USA Today bracketology, and the defending national champions are at a vulnerable line thanks to non-conference losses to Furman and Penn.

The Wildcats don’t have the same firepower as last year with the loss of two NBA lottery picks.

But the chemistry isn’t fully there, evidenced by three consecutive late February losses in Big East play to St. John’s, Georgetown and Xavier: