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BlueSky

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North Carolina defeated #9 South Carolina, 4 - 0 in Puerto Vallarta.
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SECFan04

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Notre Dame upset Washington last night 3-2
Sb14

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Auburn dropping two and trailing in another.
Southie

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Illinois
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North Texas hammered Texas A&M 10-2 yesterday.  I might argue with the transfers out TATM shouldn't have been a ranked team, but they were, and they sure didn't look like it.  
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Indiana takes down Georgia, 6-4.
BlueSky

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North Carolina State defeated Arizona at USF, 4 - 1.
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Think there may be a shake up in the top 25 next week?
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North Texas hammered Texas A&M 10-2 yesterday.  I might argue with the transfers out TATM shouldn't have been a ranked team, but they were, and they sure didn't look like it.  


I am with you, with what they graduated and what transferred, not sold on them. A couple of the freshmen are talented 
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North Texas hammered Texas A&M 10-2 yesterday.  I might argue with the transfers out TATM shouldn't have been a ranked team, but they were, and they sure didn't look like it.  
Ya think??
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North Carolina State defeated Arizona at USF, 4 - 1.


That one is a head scratcher.

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That one is a head scratcher.


Dare I say the ACC is improving 😉
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That one is a head scratcher.


No it's not. Az lives and dies by the home run on both ends.
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No it's not. Az lives and dies by the home run on both ends.

U think u know Arizona so well answer this.
Why isn't Foreman pitching and why has Kean batted only twice?
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U think u know Arizona so well answer this.
Why isn't Foreman pitching and why has Kean batted only twice?


Zte shut up with your stupid and worthless Az know it all drivel.
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NC State should definitely be ranked. Going to give FSU a run for their money in the ACC this year.

Starting off their "rebuilding" year with wins over Arizona, Ill State and @USF. Then two 1 run losses to Michigan and Florida. 
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SF Austin beat Mississippi State 1-0.  Freshman pitcher for SFA went 4-0 in 3 starts and a relief appearance.  Finished the 7th by striking out the side.  That's a pretty good weekend.
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Zte shut up with your stupid and worthless Az know it all drivel.

Anymore bright predictions like UCLA going to win it ALL?
SECFan04

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NC State has looked really good so far
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Apart from those mentioned:

Weber state def. Stanford 2-1

Missouri st def. Auburn 4-3

La tech def. Auburn 2-1

Missouri def. ASU 8-0

Baylor def. SC 4-3
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Not pleased with the SC offense. At all.
BigXIIFan

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Oklahoma State over Kentucky. 
Tennhorn

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Not an upset, but Murray State scoring 10 runs on Alabama this weekend at Troy has to be mentioned. Murray had a 10-6 lead going to the bottom of the 6th in this game.
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Most coaches who know what it takes to succeed down the long stretch of postseason are using this non conference play to acclimate players to multiple situations (including some kids out of position in case the starter goes down for some reason). The exception is typically programs who have freshmen in key roles (ie pitchers). Then they’re often just letting them get settled and confident with a fairly steady lineup.
Wins, losses, and large numbers of runs given up are not usually a tremendous deal (and actually provide some great situational play), nor do they indicate a team’s (or entire conference’s) decline.
I know it’s fun to theorize (clearly, since I’m joining the party), but i usually think that coaches are using this time to see what they can and can’t do with whom and who they need to build confidence with. So, while technically, some of these wins and losses are “upsets”, this time of year i don’t think that they’re particularly strong indicators for how or where the season will end.
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CoachZ, it is weird how every year the start of the season gets the same reaction from folks..........

Putting early games in perspective isn't really a favorite past-time of softball fans...........

Some coaches might wanna win big early-on and some coaches just wanna create situations for new players.............Heck, early games are just practice situations for many teams from up north who haven't been outdoors yet.............
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Not an upset, but Murray State scoring 10 runs on Alabama this weekend at Troy has to be mentioned. Murray had a 10-6 lead going to the bottom of the 6th in this game.

LOL.  This got you excited and made you want to make a post about it?  Come on man.  Every team has an off game.  This was Bama's for the weekend. Definitely not anything to get geeked up about.  
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LOL.  This got you excited and made you want to make a post about it?  Come on man.  Every team has an off game.  This was Bama's for the weekend. Definitely not anything to get geeked up about.  


the title of the thread is "Upsets and Suprises"....yes, this was a surprise.
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Most coaches who know what it takes to succeed down the long stretch of postseason are using this non conference play to acclimate players to multiple situations (including some kids out of position in case the starter goes down for some reason). The exception is typically programs who have freshmen in key roles (ie pitchers). Then they’re often just letting them get settled and confident with a fairly steady lineup.
Wins, losses, and large numbers of runs given up are not usually a tremendous deal (and actually provide some great situational play), nor do they indicate a team’s (or entire conference’s) decline.
I know it’s fun to theorize (clearly, since I’m joining the party), but i usually think that coaches are using this time to see what they can and can’t do with whom and who they need to build confidence with. So, while technically, some of these wins and losses are “upsets”, this time of year i don’t think that they’re particularly strong indicators for how or where the season will end.


Have to say that your conference plays a large part in how willing a coach is to experiment. Some don't have the conference RPI to fall bsck on.
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An early season loss to a team with a poor RPI could be the difference between hosting and not hosting in a regional or super regional.
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An early season loss to a team with a poor RPI could be the difference between hosting and not hosting in a regional or super regional.

Exactly.

And, for some teams, an unexpected loss/win in non-conference could be the difference in making the NCAA tournament as an at-large team.
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