Breaking Down Inconsistent College Basketball Season and What's to Blame

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Breaking Down Inconsistent College Basketball Season and What's to Blame
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It seems like every day of the week there is an upset in college basketball and we see students storming the court. Is there really just inconsistent teams this season or is there something more to it?

In the past five weeks, their have been four new No. 1 teams in the AP Poll. In the past week, six of the Top 10 teams lost. Just one team, Ohio State, lost games to opponents ranked in the Top 25. 

According to STATS LLC, Top 25 teams have lost to unranked opponents 36 times from January 17 to February 6.

That is almost unheard of, and it’s going to continue to get worse.

One week a team appears to be the best in the country, then loses in their next game to a team they should have been able to beat.

It’s not like all these highly ranked teams are losing by small margins either. No. 1 Duke was humiliated on the road at Miami (FL) 90-63 on January 23, No. 10 Oregon never had a chance at Stanford, losing 76-52 on January 30, and No. 2 Florida was outplayed at Arkansas last Tuesday 80-69. 

We could be in for one of the most crazy NCAA Tournaments in recent memory. There is no team that is consistent, unless you want to throw the Miami (FL) Hurricanes in there. Who knows though? Even the Hurricanes could be upset in one of their next two road games. 

Here are five reasons why teams appear to be inconsistent this season:  

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