6. Drexel (2-9; 6)
The Dragons’ struggles continued this afternoon, as they fell 81-62 at home to Iona. Drexel picked u their fifth straight loss and have done little to look competitive this season.
Injuries have depleted the Dragons’ lineup since before the season, but Bruiser Flint must find a way to win some games with the players he has, or he could find himself putting out resumes in the spring.
5. Penn (3-6; 5)
The Quakers dropped their only contest on the week to a decent Vanderbilt squad to snap a three-game win streak. For now, Penn remains in front of Drexel in the rankings thanks to the Dragons’ five-game losing streak.
4. La Salle (7-5; 4)
La Salle improved to 7-5 this week with a nine-point win over Hofstra. The Explorers will next face Big 5 rival Penn on Tuesday in their final game of the 2014 calendar year and final game before they kick off A-10 play.
3. Saint Joseph’s (6-4; 2)
The Hawks were not in action this week, and find themselves falling one spot to number three in the rankings after Temple knocked off Kansas.
2. Temple (9-4; 3)
The Owls jump up one spot to number two in the rankings thanks to a dominant win over #10 Kansas at the beginning of the week. Temple would shoot the lights out at the Wells Fargo Center against the Jayhawks on their way to a 25-point win.
The Owls would follow that up with a victory over Delaware State earlier today, but the win over Kansas is all people will be talking about from this week. With Jesse Morgan and Devin Coleman now eligible, the Owls offense has received a much needed boost, and Temple seems poised to make some noise heading into conference play.
1. Villanova (12-0; 1)
The Wildcats remain undefeated as they knocked off NJIT this week to improve to 12-0. The Wildcats stumbled out of the gate a bit against the Highlanders, heading to the locker room down 44-41 at the half, but would dominate the second half on their way to a 25-point win.
Villanova remains the top team in the city by quite a large margin. They will put their flawless record on the line on New Year’s Eve against a tough Butler squad, as they kick off conference play.
By: Kyle Babcock
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