When it comes to this season of NCAA men’s basketball, forget what you heard and what you thought you knew. After the last few weeks of early action, this season has been full of major upsets.
Three teams: Arizona, Florida, and USC, who ranked in the AP Top 10 prior to the start of the season, have each already suffered losses. Kansas, which was ranked No. 4, has found itself in a two-game losing streak. And even the pre-season juggernaut, the No. 1 ranked Duke, just lost to unranked Boston College.
Meanwhile, a few schools that didn’t even make the preseason Top 25, Florida State, Texas Tech, Tennessee, and Arizona State, are having breakout starts. Especially Arizona State, who is currently ranked No. 5. Arizona has put up great numbers against good competition: they have a 9-0 record, and their No. 5 ranking is the program’s first ranking inclusion in 9 years.
Things look a little different since all of those pre-season polls and predictions, and if the season continues like this, things could get even crazier before the madness officially begins in March. However it goes, this will definitely be an exciting season of college basketball!
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