Syracuse, Texas-Arlington & More Teams Snubbed From 2017 March Madness

Villanova Wildcats forward Kris Jenkins celebrates with guard Donte DiVincenzo

Previous year millions of brackets were shattered when the 15-seed Middle Tennessee shocked second-seeded (and popular national title pick) Michigan State. It makes logical sense that teams who challenge themselves during the season, play well regardless of location, and have a go-to player would perform well in the tournament. Believe it or not, that big-time upset has gone down in previous NCAA tournaments. The other East Region game in Buffalo is eighth-seeded Wisconsin (25-9) against No. 9 seed Virginia Tech (22-1). Every matchup is unique though, so the fact that some No. 13 seed upset a No. 4 seed previously has no relevance to me.

"My main advice is to put circles around the teams that play the best defense".

I mean, really, when's the last time you looked at where the Wildcats were placed in the field and said, "Cakewalk!"

In an effort to help you pick your bracket, these nine-step guides for each region in the tournament are created to give you some information that'll hopefully serve as some background for your predictions.

Samford will host a postseason game for the first time when it welcomes Canisius to the Pete Hanna Center in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.

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This season, Middle Tennessee is a No. 12 seed, it is rocking a 30-4 record, and it is also riding a 10-game winning streak into the dance. Yet not everyone has bought in.

There is one basketball program in the state that's playing tonight to advance to the Elite Eight. So, in a year in which the No. 1 seeds don't greatly differ from the 3s, and th 6s look even with the 11s, I'm going with the two most talented teams in America. McIntosh, similarly, had to grapple with NU's ignominy as a recruit and has slogged through two losing seasons to get to this point. United Kingdom has won 11 in a row and will need to keep defending the 3-point line well if it wants to navigate its way to a Final Four. "You don't have as much competition to worry about, and there's much less of a need to pick a bunch of upsets in order to surpass your opposition". A lot of the seeding didn't make sense, leaving many teams over-seeded and those like the Shockers and Blue Raiders down a few lines from where they should've been. Yet, after Selection Sunday announced the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament bracket on March 12, it was surprising to see which teams were snubbed from the event.

Tomorrow, the maddest month of the year truly kicks into high gear when the first four games of the NCAA Tournament get underway. If you see a double-digit seed as a narrow underdog, strongly consider that upset pick.

So before you go homertastic with your bracket, allow us to fill you in on what to expect from U-M and MSU in this tournament. The Blue Devils won four games in four nights at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, and have beaten the rival Tar Heels (27-7) twice. This is a team that has scored 100 or more points five times in 2016-17.

Is it easy to pull the trigger on this type of bracket? Subsequently, March Madness has officially arrived as these teams will all compete as they work towards the singular goal of cutting down the nets in Glendale, AZ as National Champions.

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