By Skip Charles in Vegas

Villanova has picked the absolutely worst time of the season to play its worst ball:

Coaches Poll

RankTeamRecordPTS1stPrevChgHi/Lo
1Gonzaga24-07993111/2
2Michigan18-17641312/NR
3Baylor18-173302-11/3
4Illinois18-6670044/24
5West Virginia17-657601385/18
5Alabama19-65760725/NR
7Houston20-355601035/18
8Iowa18-755401243/16
9VILLANOVA15-454106-33/9
10Ohio St.18-751705-54/NR
11Florida State14-448509-29/NR
12Creighton17-6385011-15/17
13Arkansas19-5376020713/NR
14Kansas18-835901954/NR
15Oklahoma14-732308-78/NR
16Texas14-72520164/22
17Oklahoma State16-6248021417/NR
18Texas Tech15-8240017-18/19
19Virginia Tech15-5224015-414/NR
20Virginia15-6217014-64/24
21San Diego St.19-4183025420/NR
22Loyola-Chicago21-417902222/NR
23Purdue16-81300NR523/NR
24Southern California19-6119018-618/NR
25Oregon16-597023-215/NR
No. 24 Wisconsin.
Wisconsin 43; Colorado 43; UCLA 25; Brigham Young 25; Wichita St. 21; Maryland 21; Drake 19; Clemson 18; Florida 14; Connecticut 14; Missouri 12; Belmont 11; Tennessee 9; Winthrop 6; North Carolina 6; Rutgers 3; Xavier 2; Louisville 2; Toledo 1; St. Bonaventure 1; Michigan St 1.

AP Top 25

1. Gonzaga (59)
2. Michigan (4)
3. Baylor
4. Illinois
5. Iowa
6. West Virginia
7. Ohio St.
8. Alabama
9. Houston
10. VILLANOVA
11. Florida St.
12. Arkansas
13. Kansas
14. Creighton
15. Texas
16. Oklahoma
17. Oklahoma St.
18. Texas Tech
19. San Diego St.
20. Loyola Chicago
21. Virginia
22. Virginia Tech
23. Purdue
24. Colorado
25. Wisconsin
First -place votes in parentheses