There weren't a ton of notable upsets, but certain teams did standout this weekend. The following are a list of some programs either rising or falling. 


Tennessee: The 9th-ranked Volunteers (14-2, 2-0 SEC) scored a nice 71-69 OT win over SEC rival and 21st-ranked Mississippi on Saturday. What made the victory special was that the Volunteers were still shorthanded after the suspension / dismissal of four players, including second leading scorer Tyler Smith. 

Pittsburgh: All the Panthers do is win. Most of us thought it would be a bit of a rebuilding year for Pitt. But Jaime Dixon has done a masterful job. Pittsburgh (15-2, 5-0 Big East) has won eight in a row, including three straigh troad wins against Syracuse, Cincinnati and Connecticut.  

 BYU: Don't look now, but the Cougars are a team to be afraid of. The No.18 Cougars (18-1, 3-0 Mountain West) have won 13 in a row. While their schedule isn't exactly the thing champions are made of, BYU does have wins over Arizona State and Arizona. Junior guard Jimmer Fredette is one of the country's best kept secrets. He's averaging 19.9 points per game and dropped 49 points in BYU's 99-69 win at Arizona.  

Ohio State: The return of Evan turner has energized the Buckeyes (15-3, 3-3 Big Ten). Back-to-back wins at Purdue and home against Wisconsin vaulted Ohio State right back into the Big Ten race and back onto the national scene. Turner had 32 points in Ohio State's win at Purdue and 15 in its win against Wisconsin on Saturday. Look for the Buckeyes to crack the top 25 again. 

Temple: After gutwrenching losses to St. John's and Georgetown, the 19th-ranked Owls have been on fire. Temple (14-3, 3-0 Atlantic 10) got dumped by Kansas, but have wins over Seton Hall, Villanova and Rhode Island. Sophomore guard Juan Fernandez has been huge for the Owls. He had 33 points in the Owls' upset win over Villanova and 18 in his team's win at Rhode Island. Temple has a key home showdown against a hot Xavier team on Wednesday.  


Purdue: After an exciting 14-0 start, the Boilermakers (14-3, 2-3 Big Ten) have dropped three in a row, including an absolutely terrible loss on the road against Northwestern on Saturday. It won't take much for Purdue to get back on the right track, but the Boilermakers, who are at Illinois on Tuesday and home against Michigan next Saturday, need to find more cohesiveness on offense. But Purdue fans should've panic, because they do have wins over Tennessee and West Virginia.

North Carolina: The wheels might be coming off for North Carolina (12-6, 1-2 ACC). The Tar Heels suffered a 73-71 home loss to Georgia Tech on Saturday. The final score was not even close to being a good indicator of how the game was played. Georgia Tech bolted to a 27-9 lead in the first half and led 42-28 at the break. North Carolina has dropped three of its last four, including a three-point game to the College of Charleston. It's tough to come down hard on a team that is coming off a national championship season, so we'll take it easy. But Roy Williams needs to find some answers fast.

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