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The Associated Press top 25 poll saw a major shakeup on Monday thanks to a combined six losses suffered by the previous top 10 teams over the past week -- including three top 10 teams losing to sub-75 KenPom teams.
 
Duke fell from its perch at No. 1 to No. 4 after losing to Boston College; previous No. 2 Kansas dropped to 13 after losing twice this week as favorites; and last week's No. 5, Florida, sunk all the way to No. 22 after losing twice to put an exclamation mark on one of the wackiest weeks of weird upsets the sport has seen in awhile.
 
The mayhem ushered in a new No. 1 in the sport in Villanova, which now sits atop the rankings with a perfect 10-0 record after jumping from No. 4 a week ago. The Wildcats are the only team other than Duke, which was No.  1 dating all the way back to the preseason until this week, to sit atop the AP poll so far this season.
 
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Payton Pritchard scored 16 points, and Troy Brown had 10 points and 12 rebounds as Oregon struggled to down winless Texas Southern 74-68 on Monday night.
 
The difference-maker was Kenny Wooten with 13 points and four blocks for the Ducks (7-3), who started the second half on a 16-2 run to open a 48-33 lead but still couldn't shake the Tigers (0-9).
Texas Southern trailed 65-64 with 3 1/2 minutes to play before driving layups by Pritchard and Paul White gave Oregon some breathing room. White had 11 points as six Ducks scored in double figures.
 
Brown scored seven of Oregon's last 12 points, capped by a 3-pointer of an assist from Pritchard.
 
Donte Clark led the Tigers with 17 points and Demontrae Jefferson had 16.
 
The Ducks were 13 of 17 at the foul line in the second half after shooting just five free throws in the first 20 minutes.
 
The Ducks shot 13 of 25 in the second half to finish 25 of 59 for the game (42.4 percent). Wooten was 6 of 7 from the floor and Pritchard 5 of 8.
 
Oregon hosts Portland State on Wednesday night.

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