Pete Tiernan analyzes the NCAA basketball tournament on bracketscience.com and knows plenty about underdogs odds.
Though Allens recent Idol victory is shocking on the surface, Tiernan says it wasnt the most profound upset hes ever seen, especially if you look more into it.
Despite Adam Lambert being the early fan favorite, Tiernan says its important to note that Allen was gaining momentum every week Idol, much like basketball teams do before a big comeback.
He likens Allens slow, under-the-radar climb to the infamous upset that went down during the 1985 NCAA tournament, when dark horse Villanova beat frontrunner Georgetown.
Though no one expected low-seed Villanova to win the tournament, Tiernan says they won five games in a row before even making it to the finals and the steady improvement clearly paid off.
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