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Duke, Michigan and the Top 5 Upsets of the Weekend in College Basketball

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No. 1 and No. 2 Go Down in the Same Weekend

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Not only did this weekend have a lot of great games in college basketball, but it also ensured that there are no longer any unbeaten teams in the nation. As a result, the top five will look much different when the rankings come out, but let’s focus on the top five upsets of the weekend.

The North Carolina State Wolfpack and Ohio State Buckeyes both got statement wins at home this weekend. Both teams are very capable of winning their very respected conferences and they proved with huge wins.

The Kentucky Wildcats’ struggles continued this weekend, however, there was a much bigger upset in the SEC that took place.

This was the biggest weekend in college basketball of the season and it was certainly highlighted by upsets in the top 10 of the rankings.

The Indiana Hoosiers looked like they were going to absolutely blow out the Minnesota Gophers at home, but a huge run by Minnesota got the game close. When it was all said and done, the Bloomington boys still won the game at home.

Heck, even the Colorado State Rams almost pulled off an upset at San Diego State, but came up short in overtime. The Rams made the NCAA tournament last season and anything short of that this year will be a huge disappointment.

Enough with all of the talk, read on to see the top five upsets of the weekend, and believe me, these were some pretty big upsets, including a few of the top 10 teams going down.

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5. Texas A&M Aggies over Kentucky Wildcats

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The Texas A&M Aggies may have a better record than the Kentucky Wildcats, but the Wildcats were still playing some decent ball in their last couple of games, minus the contest against Vanderbilt.

Kentucky has disappointed over and over again this season and now they are 1-1 to start off SEC play.

Elston Turner showed that he was one of the best players in the nation, dropping 40 points on Nerlens Noel and the Wildcats.

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4. Wisconsin Badgers over No. 12 Illinois Fighting Illini

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Yes, Big Ten fans, the Wisconsin Badgers are still relevant in your conference and they showed that by knocking off the Illinois Fighting Illini by the score of 74-51.

However, Illinois has been struggling as of late, losing three out of its last four games. The Fighting Illini had a great out-of-conference record, but have gotten off to a horrible start in conference play.

Wisconsin has now quietly won six games in a row and is a perfect 3-0 in the conference.

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3. Ole Miss Rebels over No. 10 Missouri Tigers

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I understand that the Missouri Tigers were without their leading scorer in Laurence Bowers against Ole Miss, but only scoring 49 points against the Rebels was kind of pathetic.

Ole Miss is a very talented and underrated team, but the Tigers came into this game as the No. 10 team in the country.

After Missouri and Kentucky going down, the Florida Gators seem like the clear favorite to win the SEC, at least for right now.

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2. No. 15 Ohio State Buckeyes over No. 2 Michigan Wolverines

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Give the Michigan Wolverines all of the credit in the world for coming back at Ohio State, but in the end, it was just not enough.

Once again, Deshaun Thomas came up big for the Buckeyes, scoring 20 points in the victory.

OSU seemed to have the game in the bag early on in the first half, but that all changed in the second half, when Michigan came flying back.

The Wolverines would have taken over the No. 1 spot in the rankings, but they were handed their first loss of the season to a very good Buckeyes team.

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1. No. 20 North Carolina State Wolfpack over No. 1 Duke Blue Devils

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This was by far the biggest upset of the weekend. North Carolina State is clearly a great basketball team, but a lot of people counted them out of the ACC, since the Duke Blue Devils started beating top five teams left and right.

The Blue Devils will no longer be the No. 1 team in the nation, they will no longer be undefeated and they will likely no longer be the clear cut favorite to win the conference because the Wolfpack will be back in the talks to win the ACC, with their victory over Duke.

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