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It was easy to discount Illinois' loss at Marquette last week because, you know, the Illini were without Kofi Cockburn, and any team missing its best player (who doubles as a consensus All-American) is susceptible to being upset on the road.

That's basketball.

But what happened Monday night was a different deal. This wasn't a road game without Kofi Cockburn. This was a neutral-site game with Kofi Cockburn against a Cincinnati team picked to finish sixth in the American Athletic Conference. So the fact that the Illini were blown completely out qualifies as a super-surprising and troubling development.

Final score: Cincinnati 71, Illinois 51.

The Illini were 9.5-point favorites. They lost by 20.

"[Cincinnati] played harder than we did, which is very unacceptable for me to stomach," said Illinois coach Brad Underwood. "They were the more physical team."

The Illini were a total mess offensively against Cincinnati. They took 57 shots, missed 41 of them and finished with just two more field goals (16) than turnovers (14). They shot 28.1% from the field and 13.6% from 3-point range. Trent Frazier finished 0-of-9 from the field with zero points in 33 minutes.

So Illinois is now 2-2 with no quality wins and a pair of losses to teams ranked outside of the top-70 at KenPom. That's a dismal start to this season and reason enough to remove the Illini from Tuesday morning's updated CBS Sports Top 25 And 1 daily college basketball rankings. They've been replaced by Ohio State, which beat Seton Hall 79-76 on Monday. The Buckeyes' next game is Wednesday against a Florida team that's ranked 22nd in the Top 25 And 1. OSU is 24th.

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Top 25 And 1 rankings

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1 Gonzaga Chet Holmgren finished with 19 points and five rebounds in Monday's 107-54 win over Central Michigan. The Zags' next game is Tuesday against UCLA. -- 6-1
2 UCLA Peyton Washington got 19 points off the bench in Monday's 75-62 win over Bellarmine. The Bruins' next game is Tuesday against Gonzaga. -- 6-1
3 Kansas Ochai Agbaji made four 3-pointers and finished with 25 points in Thursday's 88-59 win over Stony Brook. The Jayhawks' next game is Thursday against North Texas. -- 5-1
4 Purdue Zach Edey finished with 21 points and six rebounds in Sunday's 80-74 win over Villanova. The Boilermakers' next game is Friday against Nebraska Omaha. -- 6-0
5 Villanova Villanova allowed Purdue to shoot 52.7% from the field in Sunday's 80-74 loss to the Boilermakers. The Wildcats' next game is Sunday against La Salle. -- 4-2
6 Memphis Jalen Duren finished with 22 points, 19 rebounds and five blocks in Friday's 74-62 win over Western Kentucky. The Tigers' next game is Wednesday against Virginia Tech. -- 5-1
7 Duke Paolo Banchero finished 28 points, eight rebounds and six assists in Monday's 108-81 win over The Citadel. The Blue Devils' next game is Friday against Gonzaga. -- 7-0
8 Texas Timmy Allen finished with 17 points and three rebounds in Saturday's 79-45 win over San Jose State. The Longhorns' next game is Wednesday against Cal Baptist. -- 4-1
9 Baylor James Akinjo finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds in Saturday's 86-48 win over Stanford. The Bears' next game is Wednesday against Arizona State. -- 7-0
10 Arkansas Connor Vanover finished with 14 points and five rebounds in Monday's 72-64 win over Kansas State. The Razorbacks' next game is Tuesday against Cincinnati. -- 6-0
11 Alabama Jaden Shackelford finished with 20 points and five rebounds in Friday's 86-59 win over Oakland. The Crimson Tide's next game is Thursday against Iona. -- 6-1
12 Houston Fabian White Jr. finished with 21 points and eight rebounds in Monday's 70-52 win over Butler. The Cougars' next game is Tuesday against Wisconsin. -- 5-1
13 Kentucky TyTy Washington finished with 20 points and six rebounds in Monday's 86-61 win over Albany. The Wildcats' next game is Friday against North Florida. -- 5-1
14 BYU Caleb Lohner finished with 19 points and seven rebounds in Saturday's 97-61 win over Central Methodist. The Cougars' next game is Wednesday against Texas Southern. -- 6-0
15 Arizona Christian Koloko finished with 22 points and seven rebounds in Sunday's 80-62 win over Michigan. The Wildcats' next game is Saturday against Sacramento State. -- 6-0
16 Auburn K.D. Johnson finished with 15 points off the bench in Friday's 58-52 win at USF. The Tigers' next game is Wednesday against UConn. 1 5-1
17 Connecticut Tyrese Martin finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds in Saturday's 87-63 win over Binghamton. The Huskies' next game is Wednesday against Auburn. 1 6-1
18 Tennessee Kennedy Chandler finished with 14 points and eight assists in Sunday's 89-72 win over North Carolina. The Vols' next game is Friday against Tennessee Tech. 2 4-1
19 St. Bona. Jaren Holmes finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds in Sunday's 70-54 win over Marquette. The Bonnies' next game is Saturday against Northern Iowa. 2 5-1
20 Va. Tech Justyn Mutts finished with nine points, seven rebounds and five assists in Sunday's 72-43 win over Merrimack. The Hokies' next game is Wednesday against Memphis. 2 5-2
21 USC Boogie Ellis finished with 19 points and five rebounds in USC's 98-71 win over Dixie State. The Trojans' next game is Thursday against Saint Joseph's. 2 6-0
22 Florida Colin Castleton finished with 16 points and eight rebounds in Monday's 80-60 win over Cal. The Gators next game is Wednesday against Ohio State. 2 6-0
23 Xavier Paul Scruggs finished with 14 points, six rebounds and four assists in Thursday's 71-65 win over Ohio State. The Musketeers' next game is Sunday against Norfolk State. 2 5-1
24 Ohio St. E.J. Liddell finished with 28 points and six rebounds in Monday's 79-76 win over Seton Hall. The Buckeyes' next game is Wednesday against Florida. NR 4-2
25 Seton Hall Seton Hall missed 17 of the 22 3-pointers it attempted in Monday's 79-76 loss to Ohio State. The Pirates' next game is Wednesday against Cal. 9 5-1
26 Michigan St. Marcus Bingham Jr. finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds in Saturday's 83-59 win over Eastern Michigan. The Spartans' next game is Wednesday against Loyola Chicago. -- 5-2

IN: Ohio State
OUT: Illinois