Defining upsets and mid-majors
We use the term "mid-major" and some perceive a slight, as if the team being described is in some way inferior or deficient to any "major." We use the term "upset" to describe any win by a lower-ranked team or any win by a smaller conference team over any bigger conference team.
In doing so, we are doing the game and its teams a disservice. Not all major teams are good. Not all mid-major teams are second rate compared to major teams.
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