When March Madness is over, only one team will have risen to the top to become the National Champion in college basketball. Given how this season has gone, it’s more than fair to say that we are going to be heading into the tournament with no clear favorite standing out. There are a handful of teams with a legitimate shot at winning it all, but there are also a few fringe teams who might head into the tournament and do some damage. It is those unheralded, unranked schools that we are going to be looking at here. Things may change once the final bracket is released on Selection Sunday, Match 11, but for now, we have 4 unranked teams that might make some noise once the March Madness betting action begins.
Unranked Teams as Possible 2018 March Madness Betting Darlings
Missouri TigersThe SEC was brutal this year, with only 6 of the 14 teams finishing with a conference record above .500. The Missouri Tigers were one of those teams, and they landed in that spot by finishing the regular season strong, winning 7 of their last 10 games.If you look at some of the bracket projections that are being released, you see that the Tigers are likely to land a #8 or #9 seed in their part of the draw. I think that seeding will give them a decent shot at getting out of the first round and then potentially into the Sweet Sixteen. After that, who knows?
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