Skip to content

Winter Weirdness: Five More Top 25 Teams Fall this Week

Winter Weirdness: Five More Top 25 Teams Fall this Week

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

We all know about March Madness, when college basketball’s giants get challenged by its unheralded teams.

But what about a season with no monolithic teams, where chaos reigns in the polls and upsets are a more common occurance?

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

Call it “Winter Weirdness.”

No. 3 Michigan, fifth-ranked Kansas and No. 11 Louisville all lost on Saturday, continuing a perilous stretch for the Top 25.

According to STATS LLC, Top 25 teams lost to unranked teams 36 times from Jan. 17 to Feb. 6 this season, most in at least 17 years.

The Wolverines became the third top-three team to fall this week when Ben Brust hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with less than 40 seconds left in overtime, leading Wisconsin to a 65-62 victory.

No. 2 Florida lost at Arkansas on Tuesday night, and No. 1 Indiana dropped a 74-72 decision at Illinois on Thursday. This should be the sixth straight week with a different No. 1 in The Associated Press’ Top 25, which would be the second-longest streak since the first AP poll in 1949.

No. 5 Kansas lost three straight after being ranked #2; Louisville lost three straight after being ranked No. 1 earlier this season. Georgetown re-entered the Top 25 polls this week, a mere three weeks after losing to lowly South Florida and dropping a home match to Pittsburgh by 30 points.

Winter Weirdness continues this week at a college arena near you.


Comment count on this article reflects comments made on Breitbart.com and Facebook. Visit Breitbart's Facebook Page.