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Early Madness: AP Top 6 college basketball teams all lose as part of historically wild Saturday

Purdue wasn’t the only top-10 team to lose on Saturday. In fact, 7 top-10 teams fell, including the entire Top 6, in a historic day of college basketball.

Like the Boilermakers’ defeat in East Lansing, all of the top-10 losses came on the road. Here’s how it all played out:

  • No. 1 Gonzaga lost 67-57 at No. 23 Saint Mary’s
  • No. 2 Arizona lost 79-63 at Colorado
  • No. 3 Auburn lost 67-62 at No. 17 Tennessee
  • No. 4 Purdue lost 68-65 at Michigan State
  • No. 5 Kansas lost 80-70 at No. 10 Baylor
  • No. 6 Kentucky lost 75-73 at No. 18 Arkansas
  • No. 9 Texas Tech lost 69-66 at TCU

The calendar still says February, but Saturday’s outcomes have everyone talking about March. The 2021-22 college basketball season is winding down. AP Top 25 voters have a lot to sort out after Saturday, but perhaps more importantly, this also shakes up the NET rankings, which help decide seeding and the bubble.

Andrew Olson
A former Florida beat reporter, Andrew writes for the Saturday Tradition News Desk.

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