And another #1 team falls (Duke)! The only guarantees in college basketball this year are that there are no guarantees! The Michigan State Spartans continue to be sporadic and unimpressive — they barely managed to win against an unranked Minnesota team on the road and then get blown out at home by Purdue (#8). They are still .500 in the Big Ten with only Iowa and Michigan remaining before the Big Ten Tournament (both of whom have already beaten the Spartans in their earlier meeting this season). But, things are not looking good — at least not for the men. The Lady Spartans, on the other hand, have won the Big Ten title (their first outright title in their history), are ranked in the top ten, and will be heading to the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis later this week before heading on to the Women’s NCAA Tournament! Go Green!
Here is the list of upsets this week among the top twenty-five.
Duke (#1) lost to unranked Virginia Tech.
San Diego State (#4) lost to Brigham Young University (#7).
Texas (#5) lost to unranked Colorado.
Pittsburgh (#6) lost to Louisville (#16) in overtime.
Arizona (#10) lost to unranked USC and then later in the week lost to unranked UCLA.
Georgetown (#11) lost to unranked Cincinnati then lost to Syracuse (#20) later in the week.
Florida (#13) lost to Kentucky (#22).
Villanova (#14) lost to Syracuse (#20) then lost to St. Johns (#25) later in the week.
Connecticut (#15) lost to unranked Marquette in overtime.
Texas A&M (#17) lost to unranked Baylor.
Vanderbilt (#18) lost to unranked Tennessee.
Missouri (#21) lost to unranked Kansas State.
Kentucky (#22) lost to unranked Arkansas in overtime.
The close calls included:
Notre Dame (#9) edged out unranked Providence.
Wisconsin (#12) squeaked by unranked Michigan.