For the first time this season the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Men's Basketball team is ranked. Who would've thought us Irish fans would see the day this season, after the devastating injury to Tim Abromaitis, some more early season injuries and up and down play in against non-conference opponents. The day is here now though, where the team is ranked and on a roll. The Irish, winners of their last seven games travel to Villanova tonight to take on a Wildcats team that's season has been at least, tumultuous. Villanova is 11-14 overall, 4-9 in the Big East and is facing their worst record ever in their 10 seasons under Jay Wright. They will also be without starters James Bell and Maalik Wayns, which will make it a whole lot tougher for them. If the Notre Dame can keep their fantastic play going under the leadership of Junior, Jack Cooley and Sophomore, Jerian Grant, I see this team having a shot at a Big East Championship and an NCAA Tournament run. What are your thoughts?