After being picked to finish fourth in the Big East preseason coaches’ poll, the Villanova Wildcats have surprised many with a 13-1 start to the season. Now as the consensus top team in the Big East, the No. 8 Wildcats will have a target on their back against any team down the road.
Villanova has put together such an impressive start to the season because its sum is greater than its parts. Head coach Jay Wright has done a terrific job of putting his players in situations where they can use their strengths while at the same time maintaining an unbreakable team chemistry.
That being said, the performances of the Wildcats have led to the team's success, including big wins against Kansas, Iowa and Butler.
These semester grades are based on each individual's play this season compared to what was expected of him. For example, even though Ryan Arcidiacono is putting more stats on the board than Kris Jenkins, much more was expected of Arcidiacono, which might land him a lower grade.
Without further ado, here are the semester grades for some of the contributing Villanova Wildcat.