5 Shocking Upsets to Watch for Early This CBB Season

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5 Shocking Upsets to Watch for Early This CBB Season
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With uncertainty surrounding top teams from the prior year, and unknown teams with plenty to prove, early season upsets are often the norm in college basketball.

Last year was no exception.  Just two days into the season, Cleveland State went to Nashville and handily beat No. 7 Vanderbilt.  Three days later, Long Beach State traveled cross-country and gave No. 9 Pittsburgh a very rude wake-up call.  The day after Thanksgiving No. 4 Connecticut was shocked by Central Florida down in the Bahamas.

While Pitt and UConn went on to have ultimately disappointing seasons, their expectations were obviously high going into the year.  Thus, each of its losses were seen as a huge surprise. 

We will most likely see a few of the same type of cases this year.  Teams going in with Top 10 rankings, only to fall short of those expectations.  Whether it be temporary (November, December) or over the entire year, not all teams can live up to the early hype.

Which teams might be exposed early, which might knock them off?  Here's a look at five potential upsets within the season's first two weeks.


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