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Villanova out of Top 25 after 2 losses

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Two of college basketball's bluebloods remained firmly entrenched atop the AP Top 25 after a week of easy wins, while two more tumbled all the way out after a week filled with defeats.

One of them happens to be the reigning national champion.

While top-ranked Duke and No. 2 Kansas did little to hurt their status as early national title contenders, Villanova and Syracuse slid all the way out of the Top 25 on Monday. The Wildcats lost a rematch of last year's championship game with Michigan, then lost in overtime to Furman on Saturday to give coach Jay Wright's team back-to-back losses for the first time in five years.

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke3-0
2 Kansas3-0
3 Gonzaga3-0
4 Virginia3-0
5 Tennessee3-0
6 Nevada3-0
7 North Carolina4-0
8 Auburn3-0
9 Michigan5-0
10 Kentucky3-1
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Florida State2-0
2 Belmont3-0
3 Nevada3-0
4 Murray State2-0
5 LSU4-0
6 Duke3-0
7 Liberty3-0
8 Auburn3-0
9 Georgia Southern5-0
10 Radford3-1
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