Saturday’s result is especially noteworthy, given that Villanova failed to put together a complete effort and still came out on top. The Wildcats had its second-worst shooting performance of the season, converting just 35 percent of their field goal attempts. Wright’s squad also fired off 41 3-point attempts because of a lacking interior presence.Regardless of who the new No. 1 team is in the AP poll, how long the top-ranked squad can maintain its position is the real question.Kansas’ hiccup against Villanova ensures that college basketball’s crown remains up for grabs. PHILADELPHIA — College basketball’s No. 1 team has fallen for the fifth time this season. No. 18 Villanova held off top-ranked Kansas for a dramatic 56-55 win in front of a packed Wells Fargo Center on Saturday.Jermaine Samuels led Villanova (9-2) with 15 points and the go-ahead 3-pointer with 20 seconds on the clock. Samuels’ clutch basket almost ensures the Jayhawks’ No. 1 spot will be relinquished when the new AP poll drops. SN’s college basketball Athlete of the Decade: Jalen BrunsonFacing its first away game of the season, Kansas (9-2) sputtered down the stretch when it needed answers most. The Jayhawks were in the driver’s seat with a 55-51 advantage with 1:49 remaining but failed to tally another point.Kansas’ final five possessions resulted in a missed front end of a one-and-one by Christian Braun, a Devon Dotson turnover, a missed jumper by David McCormack, another missed one-and-one front end and then Dotson’s off-balance miss shortly before the buzzer.You might’ve heard this before:Down goes No. 1️⃣!Villanova stops Kansas in the final seconds for the win.pic.twitter.com/KVu1rvTkRS— Sporting News (@sportingnews) December 21, 2019The Jayhawks’ late-game struggles act as a microcosm of the 2019 college basketball season.”It’s one of those years. There just isn’t one team that’s dominant,” Villanova coach Jay Wright said postgame. “(Kansas) is definitely worthy of a No. 1 ranking, and going on the road in college basketball is tough, especially this time of year.”With Kansas’ loss, the AP No. 1 team now owns a lackluster 7-5 record on the season. Five defeats by the top-ranked team before January is the most in AP poll history. The upsets include Duke’s stunning overtime defeat against Stephen F. Austin, Kentucky’s loss to Evansville and Louisville’s letdown against Texas Tech.”It’s going to be tough to hold a No. 1 ranking for anybody this season,” Wright said.