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The following are the 60 largest upsets as defined by Associated Press rankings between the schools. In the first table, these are 30 Georgetown wins as an unranked opponent over a ranked opponent. In the second table, these were 30 Georgetown losses when facing an unranked opponent. Games shaded in blue were in NCAA post-season play.

Georgetown Records

Significant Upsets Over The Years

Date Score Ranked Opponent Opp rank City Site Att.
1 12/27/1963 69 58 vs Loyola (IL) 1 Philadelphia, PA Palestra
2 1/21/2006 87 84 Duke 1 Washington, DC MCI Center 20,035
3 2/13/1980 52 50 at Syracuse 2 Syracuse, NY Manley Field House 9,521
4 1/26/2013 53 51 Louisville 5 Washington, DC Verizon Center 17,474
5 2/1/2014 64 60 vs Michigan St. 7 New York, NY Madison Sq. Garden 12,561
6 11/23/2011 91 88 OT vs Memphis 8 Lahaina, HI Civic Center 2,400
7 2/28/2009 56 54 at Villanova 10 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center 20,378
8 11/24/2013 84 80 vs Va. Commonwealth 10 San Juan, PR Clemente Coliseum 7,642
9 2/13/1988 71 69 Syracuse 11 Landover, MD Capital Centre 19,025
10 2/26/1995 81 78 at Syracuse 11 Syracuse, NY Carrier Dome 31,143
11 11/19/2012 78 70 vs UCLA 11 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center 10,071
12 2/4/1976 74 73 OT St. John's 12 Washington, DC McDonough Gym
13 12/27/1977 79 65 vs Holy Cross 12 New York, NY Madison Sq. Garden
14 3/9/2000 76 72 vs Syracuse 12 New York, NY Madison Sq. Garden 18,406
15 12/1/2011 57 55 at Alabama 12 Tuscaloosa, AL Coleman Coliseum 15,853
16 1/17/1970 72 68 Columbia 13 Washington, DC McDonough Gym
17 3/4/2014 75 63 Creighton 13 Washington, DC Verizon Center 12,105
18 2/7/1994 60 56 Syracuse 14 Landover, MD US Air Arena 11,629
19 1/27/1997 78 67 Villanova 14 Landover, MD US Air Arena 11,891
20 1/28/2002 75 60 Syracuse 14 Washington, DC MCI Center 14,889
21 1/12/2002 70 43 at Boston College 16 Chestnut Hill, MA Conte Forum 8,606
22 1/5/2005 67 64 at Pittsburgh 16 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Center 11,425
23 2/11/1978 83 82 Detroit 17 Washington, DC McDonough Gym
24 1/6/2007 66 48 Notre Dame 17 Washington, DC Verizon Center 15,506
25 2/12/1992 70 63 at Connecticut 18 Hartford, CT Hartford Civic Ctr. 16,294
26 2/9/1955 84 79 Villanova 19 Washington, DC McDonough Gym
27 11/28/1978 68 65 vs Maryland 19 Landover, MD Capital Centre 8,100
28 3/24/1989 69 61 vs North Carolina St. 19 E. Rutherford, NJ Meadowlands 19,508
29 2/15/1988 56 54 Villanova 20 Landover, MD Capital Centre 11,816
30 12/31/1997 74 65 West Virginia 22 Washington, DC MCI Center 12,031
Date Score Unranked Opponent GU rank City Site Att.
1 4/1/1985 64 66 vs Villanova 1 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena 23,124
2 2/21/1984 71 75 St. John's 2 Landover, MD Capital Centre 11,136
3 1/28/1989 80 82 at Louisiana St. 2 New Orleans, LA Superdome 66,144
4 2/11/1989 74 79 at Pittsburgh 2 Pittsburgh, PA Civic Arena 16,669
5 1/20/1990 65 70 at Connecticut 2 Hartford, CT Hartford Civic Ctr. 16,294
6 2/13/1990 90 94 at Providence 3 Providence, RI Providence Civic Ctr. 13,106
7 1/12/1984 63 65 2OT Villanova 4 Landover, MD Capital Centre 9,032
8 3/22/1987 73 88 vs Providence 4 Louisville, KY Freedom Hall 16,944
9 11/27/1981 61 70 vs SW Louisiana 5 Anchorage, AK Buckner Fieldhouse 3,600
10 11/29/1981 46 47 vs Ohio St. 5 Anchorage, AK Buckner Fieldhouse 1,500
11 12/15/1982 61 62 American 5 Landover, MD Capital Centre 9,902
12 12/27/1985 64 78 at Texas-El Paso 5 El Paso, TX Special Events Ctr. 12,222
13 2/21/1990 62 63 St. John's 5 Landover, MD Capital Centre 13,748
14 12/15/1990 60 71 Texas-El Paso 5 Landover, MD Capital Centre 8,037
15 1/10/1996 56 75 at Pittsburgh 5 Pittsburgh, PA Civic Arena 12,080
16 3/6/2013 57 67 at Villanova 5 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center 13,685
17 1/27/1996 72 83 at St. John's 6 New York, NY Madison Sq. Garden 13,888
18 2/9/2008 51 59 at Louisville 6 Louisville, KY Freedom Hall 20,083
19 2/3/2010 64 72 South Florida 7 Washington, DC Verizon Center 12,207
20 2/14/2010 68 71 at Rutgers 7 New Brunswick, NJ Rutgers Ath. Ctr. 6,225
21 1/17/1982 70 75 at Syracuse 8 Syracuse, NY Carrier Dome 25,623
22 1/3/1987 63 74 Seton Hall 8 Landover, MD Capital Centre 6,472
23 2/27/1996 77 84 at Providence 8 Providence, RI Providence Civic Ctr. 13,106
24 11/19/2006 62 75 Old Dominion 8 Washington, DC McDonough Gym 2,500
25 2/16/2008 70 77 at Syracuse 8 Syracuse, NY Carrier Dome 31,327
26 3/23/2008 70 74 vs Davidson 8 Raleigh, NC RBC Center 19,477
27 3/21/2013 68 78 vs Fla. Gulf Coast 8 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center 20,328
28 1/31/1979 74 75 Oral Roberts 9 Washington, DC McDonough Gym 3,879
29 2/3/1979 71 91 at Detroit 9 Detroit, MI Memorial Hall 7,022
30 2/15/1986 88 90 2OT at Villanova 9 Philadelphia, PA Spectrum 17,764