It is officially March! College Basketball sent February out with a bang as we saw the top 6 teams in the AP poll lose on Saturday and seven of the top 10. The biggest winner of the week was Arkansas. The Hogs knocked off Florida and Kentucky and have moved within a game of first place in the SEC. Tennessee also had a strong week beating Auburn. Saint Mary’s had arguably the biggest win of all completing the perfect home season with their win over Gonzaga. Baylor grabbed wins over Kansas and Texas to show that they are still a contender. Providence won their first Big East regular-season title in school history. Some honorable mentions include Colorado State who beat Wyoming and Utah State, Northern Iowa who beat Loyola en route to the Missouri Valley title, and Chicago State who upset New Mexico State the leader in the WAC.
On the loser’s side, it is the aforementioned top 6 in the AP poll leading the way who all went down on Saturday. Illinois was another loser falling to Ohio State and damaging their Big Ten title hopes. UCLA continues to struggle adding another loss to Oregon. Wake Forest loses to a sub-par Clemson team. rutger drops games to Michigan and Wisconsin and finds themselves in a must-win at Indiana this week. Xavier has all but fallen apart down the stretch. Honorable mention to Dayton who has a wild resume, is a 20-win team, and lost to La Salle this past week and Wagner who lost to 3-20 Fairleigh Dickinson to cough up the NEC title.