These girls are no longer celebrating. After winning 90 games in a row, the legendary UConn Huskies lost to the Stanford Cardinals, ranked 8th in USA Today's poll. Having never lost since 2008 when they, coincidentally, lost to the Stanford team in the Final Four. Also ironic, when the streak that UConn beat twelve days ago of 88 straight wins set by John Wooden's UCLA team in 1974, the team that defeated UCLA was coming off a football championship, Notre Dame. Stanford, who never lost a lead during Thursday night's game, is going into a one of football championships, the Orange Bowl. 


Down to the point! This win by the Cardinals is one of the biggest upsets in college basketball history. We all know that UConn had to lose at some point, but after winning 90 games in a row, who would've thought they wouldn't have lost to a higher ranked team? College basketball is defined by upsets, and in this piece I will take you back to the other greatest upsets in the past ten years. 


Number 10: 2005: #7 Seed West Virginia Over #2 Seed Wake Forest

After going to the Sweet 16 last year, Chris Paul and his Wake Forest team were favorites to get back to that stage, if not go farther.West Virginia, a team lead by Mike Gansey and Tyrone Sally, finished the first half down 13 points, but came into the second half determined. The Mountaineers outscored Wake Forest 50-37 in the second half and when Mike Gansey came alive in overtime West Virginia went to the Sweet Sixteen. Scoring 19 of his 29 points in the overtime quarters, Gansey and West Virginia beat Chris Paul by 6 after 50 minutes of play.


Number 9: 2003: #3 Marquette Over #1 Kentucky

Talk about draft stock soaring in March Madness. Dwayne Wade was still going to be a highly scouted player after leaving Marquette, but his triple-double to defeat highly favored Kentucky shot him into the #5 pick to the Miami Heat. D-Wade's triple-double was just the fifth time a player recorded a triple-double in March Madness history. Kentucky was so highly favored that this upset makes the top 10, despite how close in seeding the teams were.


Number 8: 2004: #8 Alabama Over #1 Stanford

In 2000, the last time Stanford was top ranked in March Madness, they lost to an 8 seed, UNC, in the second round.


Deja vu!


In 2004, Josh Childress' Stanford team choked late in the game to lose to another #8 seed in the second round, the Alabama Crimson Tide. Stanford led by 12 after Josh Childress hit a jumper with 11:20 remaining.The Tide came alive in the last 11 minutes. With six minutes to go, the score was now 53-48 Stanford. Then it was 53-50 after with 5:18 to go. The Tide's point guard, Antoine Pettway hit a three with 4 minutes remaining to cap off a 16-2 run which lead the Tide to victory.


The debate of the article, comment below:

Would Alabama have the same success over Stanford in a college football game on a neutral field?


Number 7: 2002: #5 Indiana Over #1 Duke

If you don't remember this game, you are probably wondering why it is more of an upset than a #10 over a #2 or an #8 over a #1. In a game full of familiar names, Jared Jeffries (Indiana), Carlos Boozer (Duke), Chris Duhon (Duke), and Jason Williams (Duke), the top ranked Duke Blue Devils were stunned by a #5 seed, a game from the Elite Eight. After being top ranked for 84% of the season, Duke wasn't stunned for the season to end after this kind of game. Coach K, Mike Krzyzewski, said, "I'm not stunned. I'm 55 and I need a hip replaced. I coach a game where I know we can lose every time we go on the court." Well Coach K, you stunned everyone else after this game.

Number 6: 2010: #9 Northern Iowa Over #1 Kansas

What a name, what a game!

The Kansas Jayhawks had it all going for them. Top ranked, one loss, and a number one seed in March Madness, until Ali Farokhmanesh came along. Northern Iowa took a lead into the half and then watched it slip over Bill Self's Kansas team. With 34 seconds remaining, Farokhmanesh squared up and swished to take a two point lead, which would be enough to beat the "unstoppable" Jayhawks. This massive upset didn't even pave the way for the #2 seed to reach the Final Four. Evan Turner's Buckeyes lost by three to #6 seed Tennessee, who ended up losing by a point to Michigan State. Please tell me if you picked the 5 and 6 seed to play in the Elite Eight. I need a psychic.