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QT: Oregon, Villanova, OSU join upset list

November 13, 2022 Leave a comment

Oregon, Villanova and Oklahoma State are the latest early-season victims to take the Upset City off ramp. Florida State previously took the exit and then missed the returning on-ramp by falling at Central Florida (which lost to UNC Asheville) – a rather inauspicious start for the Seminoles, who opened their season at No. 40 on the preseason seed list.  Someone needs to send out an APB for FSU.

QuickTakesOregon dropped a home game to UC-Irvine.
Villanova lost at Temple – which opened its season with a loss to Wagner.  Temple could well have a strong season, but the Wildcats losing here was still a bit surprising.  Insert reminder: true road games are never easy.
Oklahoma State fell at home to Southern Illinois.  The Salukis should challenge Drake in the Missouri Valley, so we could flip this as a resume-building win for SIU.  Either way, a notable result.

Toledo tops UAB
Somewhere down the road we could look back at Toledo’s neutral-court victory over Alabama-Birmingham as a building block toward at-large consideration.  UAB rightfully garnered a lot of preseason expectations out of Conference USA.  Toledo and Kent State are favorites for the Mid-American title.  Just something to keep in mind. Read more…