This is February.

If you’re a fan of chaos in college basketball, Saturday might have been the best day of your life. For the first time in history, seven teams in the Top Ten lost on the same day, including the No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs, No. 2 Arizona Wildcats, No. 3 Auburn Tigers, No. 4 Purdue Boilermakers, No. 5 Kansas Jayhawks, No. 6 Kentucky Wildcats, and No. 9 Texas Tech Red Raiders. It was also the first time that the top six teams in the Top 15 all lost on the same day, per ESPN Stats & Information research.

It’s actually the fifth time that six teams in the Top Ten lost on the same day, the last of which came in 2017.

Not only was it surprising to see so many major teams lose but plenty of those losses came with some interesting implications. St. Mary’s win over Gonzaga might have punched their ticket into the NCAA Tournament. Meanwhile, Michigan State’s win over Purdue may have severely hurt their chances to win the Big Ten outright. And many of the teams who lost are going to see their seeding predictions tumble.

Following such a chaotic day in college basketball, fans and media members couldn’t help but react to the wildness of it all and what it means moving forward.

If this is what we can expect in the weeks ahead, we can’t wait to see what March Madness has in store for us.


About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to