Biggest upsets in your bracket?

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  1. clonedude

    clonedude Well-Known Member

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    I fill out two brackets every year in my pool, and in one of them I took Belmont over Wisconsin in the first round.

    What have you got?
     
  2. isufan

    isufan Well-Known Member

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    Same one as you. I have no other major upsets. I have a few in later rounds with 6s beating 3s, etc.
     
  3. erikbj

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    Utah State over KSU.
     
  4. CycloneYoda

    CycloneYoda Well-Known Member

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    No real big upsets, although I do have Louisville in the Final.
     
  5. reignofthetiger

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    I've got an ODU-Michigan St. Elite Eight matchup in the Southeast. Also, Mizzou in the Elite Eight losing to Duke.
     
  6. oldman

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    Richmond over Vandy
     
  7. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    #7 chuckd4735, Mar 16, 2011
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    Without looking at my bracket, I know I took Marquette over Xavier and I took Utah State over K-State. Utah State has the forth best record in this tourney.

    Also, I picked it in one of my brackets, but I could see Purdue going down first round, only because they remind me of the 2001 Cyclones. Loose a game towards the end of the year (to a team you should have beat) on the road after winning your last 10 games . Than get embarrassed in the first game of conference tourney to a team with a lower seed, than get to the tourney and loose to a team you have never heard of before. I have a feeling Purdue is lacking a lot of confidence right now.
     
  8. reignofthetiger

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    yep, I've got this one too. Vandy is always over-hyped. Plus its a 12-5 matchup, so naturally the 12 should be favored.
     
  9. CyJack13

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    Also their sixth man Kelsey Barlow is suspended for the tournament. But they got a very good draw. I can't see them losing to St Peters or Georgetown/USC.
     
  10. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't of ever given Hampton a chance to beat ISU...just sayin'!
     
  11. timappelgate

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    Oakland over Texas.
     
  12. clonedude

    clonedude Well-Known Member

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    I have Louisville in my Final Four in one bracket. They are playing really well right now.
     
  13. 3GenClone

    3GenClone Well-Known Member

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    Gonzaga to the Elite 8 with wins over St. John's, BYU & Michigan St.

    Of course, that's on one of my 10 brackets I filled out on ESPN. The bracket I'm using at work is way more conservative.
     
  14. Cyclonestate78

    Cyclonestate78 Well-Known Member

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    Wofford over BYU
    Mizzou over Cincy
    Utah State over K-State
    USC/VCU over G-Town
    Richmond over Vandy
    Marquette over Xavier
     
  15. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    Richmond over Vandy, Mizzou over Cincinnati, and Gonzaga over St. John's in Round 1, Xavier over Syracuse in Round 2, and Louisville over Kansas in the Sweet Sixteen. I'm not really sure if any of those would be classified as "earth-shattering" upsets - in fact, on a lot of those, the only reason why they'd be upsets is based on seed number.
     
  16. awd4cy

    awd4cy Well-Known Member

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    I have Richmond over Vandy then I also have Washington making a run to the elite 8. Dont really think its an upset since Utah State should have been seeded much higher but I also have them over Kansas State.
     
  17. CycloneNorth

    CycloneNorth Well-Known Member

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    I have both Utah State and Belmont winning with Utah State advancing to the sweet sixteen.
     
  18. Cyclonestate78

    Cyclonestate78 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. Most 1st Round upsets are based on poor seeding by the tournament committee.

    Look at Cornell last year. They had 4 losses going into the tournament of which 1 was a 5 point loss on the road at Kansas. Cornell had the lead by 1 point with 50 seconds left in that game. They also played a close game against Syracuse early in the season. That Cornell team was far better then the 12 seed they were given and surprise, surprise... they went out and beat Temple by double digits in the 1st Round and then smoked Wisconsin by 18 in the 2nd Round.
     
  19. CloneFan4

    CloneFan4 Well-Known Member

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    Richmond and Utah St. to the sweet 16 with Belmont beating Wisconsin. I also have Washington beating UNC in the 3rd (formally 2nd round).
     

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