The 350 teams that won't win it all

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It's Champ Week, which can only mean one thing: It's time once again to try to extend what has become known far and wide in college basketball circles simply as The Streak.

Yes, we're referring to the 350 teams that will not win the 2022 men's college basketball national title. Every year this storied feature selects eight contenders out of the 358 Division I members. And every year since this piece's inception in 2016, the NCAA champion has indeed been one of those eight teams.

Here are the 350 teams that will not win the national championship, divided into three categories: ineligible, near misses and no clear path.

Near misses (20 teams)

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1. Alabama Crimson Tide
Nate Oats has worked miracles programmatically and, possibly, overachieved in 2022 specifically. Last year we grew accustomed to the idea that the Crimson Tide will make 3s and play excellent defense.
This year the first half of that statement has gone missing and the second half has become markedly more sporadic. Yet here is Alabama once again, marching toward a really nice seed. Well done, Coach! But perhaps Bama doesn't quite measure up to magic-eight material this time around.


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2. Arkansas Razorbacks
Well these picks became terrifying right away. Arkansas can very easily make this "near miss" classification look ridiculous, and in fact the Razorbacks have been one of the strongest teams in the country over the past seven weeks.
Still, even if we ignore the 0-3 start to SEC play, Eric Musselman's team was measurably less accurate from the field than the league average over the other 15 conference games, too. Then again, the Hogs did great work to offset that with shot volume. Again, this is a risky pick.

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3. Auburn Tigers
Did someone just say "risky pick"? Auburn was No. 1 in the AP poll for three weeks. Jabari Smith is the presumptive No. 2 pick in the 2022 draft. Walker Kessler is arguably the best rim defender in the nation. Bruce Pearl took this program to the Final Four three years ago, and he might win 2022 national coach of the year. Worried? Who could possibly be worried about saying Auburn won't win the national title?
The only thing weighing against all of the above -- and maybe it shouldn't -- is that the Tigers have been surprisingly ineffective on offense away from home since late January. Pearl's group scored an anemic 0.96 points per possession over those six games, two of which were against the otherwise unprepossessing likes of Missouri and Georgia.
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4. UConn Huskies
These are the best of days for a UConn program that's about to play in a second consecutive NCAA tournament for the first time since Jim Calhoun was head coach. The Huskies have reached this height in 2022 with a big three consisting of R.J. Cole, Adama Sanogo and Tyrese Martin.
Great players all, it's just that Sanogo gets into foul trouble from time to time. The sophomore has been whistled at least four times on each of the past four occasions he has stepped onto the floor. Fouling out in 18 minutes didn't matter against Georgetown, but it certainly would in the NCAA tournament. The Huskies' best attribute on offense is excellent shot volume, and that comes in no small part from Sanogo pulling down his teammates' missed shots.
Should bracket-fillers expect Illinois or Purdue to have long-term staying power in the NCAA tournament? Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire
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5. Illinois Fighting Illini
Brad Underwood's group began Big Ten play 6-0 with some impressive scoring displays. Ah, we all said, so this is the post-Ayo-Dosunmu Fighting Illini. Surround Kofi Cockburn with well-spaced shooters, many of whom are older than Dosunmu and a fair portion of the rest of the NBA.
Then the scoring dropped precipitously, but the Illini still bobbed and weaved their way to the top seed at the Big Ten tournament. Ah, we're all saying, Illinois outscored its conference opponents by a total of seven points (1,011 to 1,004) over the final 14 games of the Big Ten season. It was riveting spectator sport, and several close wins included a Trent Frazier 3 in the 40th minute. But the template might prove difficult to replicate six straight times.
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6. Iowa Hawkeyes
Keegan Murray found it difficult to wrest the Big Ten spotlight away from Wisconsin's Johnny Davis and Purdue's Jaden Ivey this season. Davis and Ivey deserve every ounce of the praise they get, but Murray has some advantages if you're scouting for a Midwestern Kemba Walker figure for the 2022 tournament.
Murray gets more spacing help from good 3-point-shooting teammates than Davis. Plus, unlike Ivey, Murray isn't obligated to share the ball with two exceptional talents in the paint. Iowa was the best per-possession team in the league in Big Ten play, and Murray could blow up huge in the tournament. There's no "but" here. Eight is just a really small number.
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7. LSU Tigers
The LSU team that started the season 15-1 would not be found here in the "near miss" category. In truth, the current 21-10 version of the Tigers isn't all that far off its previous incarnation, it's just that the SEC really is that tough.
If there's one facet where the Tigers are suspect, however, it's 2-point accuracy. Well, that and turnovers. Actually, the defensive rebounding was a bit pedestrian in SEC play. Make no mistake, Will Wade's guys will absolutely force you to give the ball away multiple times. But maybe it's facets, plural, that are murmuring "near miss" here.

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8. Murray State Racers
The Racers are happy they won't have to see Johni Broome in the bracket. The Morehead State big man wore out Murray State in the Ohio Valley title game to the tune of 32 points despite 6-of-11 shooting at the line. The Racers prevailed by four, but it was close.
Matt McMahon's big three of KJ Williams, Tevin Brown and Justice Hill manufactured points and wins in abundance all season long. That being said, Broome running amok highlighted one potential area of vulnerability for this somewhat undersized rotation. The OVC was outscored and outperformed by the Racers, yet the league still shot a pretty normal 48% on its 2s against Murray State.
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9. Ohio State Buckeyes
E.J. Liddell is versatility personified, Chris Holtmann's men collectively are an accurate bunch (particularly on their 2s) and give OSU credit on defense. After some iffy defending in the paint over the first half of the Big Ten season, Ohio State improved markedly and held opponents to 44.6% shooting on 2s over the regular season's final nine games.
It's possible the renewed commitment to contesting shots at the rim, however, did no particular favors for OSU's defensive rebounding. No Big Ten team gave up a higher volume of shots in conference play, as the Buckeyes were subpar on the defensive glass and rarely forced turnovers.
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10. Providence Friars
Providence gets to the line as often as an SEC team but fouls with the infrequency of an ACC member. This advantage in points when the clock isn't running has given a small but significant lift to Ed Cooley's close-game wizards.
No, an edge in free throw rate might not pack quite the same punch in the field of 68. It is rare that Final Four "how they got here" features start with tributes to this or that team consistently getting to the line over four tournament games. Still, it seems like the Friars are being slightly undervalued just for being clutch. These guys do make 3s and they are, after all, 22-2 against teams not named Villanova.

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11. Purdue Boilermakers
Not to cut to the chase or anything, but, yes, the concern with Purdue is the defense. What else could it be? Jaden Ivey will thrive at the next level with the ball in his hands more often. Trevion Williams is Bob Cousy, just from a different spot on the floor. Zach Edey is quietly creeping up on Oscar Tshiebwe for the national offensive rebound percentage title. Basically, Purdue will outscore you even though you will never, ever turn the ball over against the Boilermakers.
The one thing this defense does superbly is rebound. You will be limited to one shot, but you will get an absolute ton of those first shots. Also, a fair share of those attempts will go in the basket.
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12. Saint Mary's Gaels
If your default program stereotype for Saint Mary's centers on skilled veterans with an international flavor sharing the ball and scoring efficiently, your picture is incomplete. In its win at home over Gonzaga, SMC held the Bulldogs to their worst game on offense in three years (and that result was also recorded by the Gaels). The Zags were so bad that afterward Drew Timme trimmed a burgeoning handlebar mustache to erase the memory of a 2-of-10 outing.
You don't want to be an offense facing Randy Bennett, particularly in the round of 64 or Sweet 16 when he has had quality time to focus solely on your tape. You do, however, want to follow your shots. Saint Mary's was just average on the defensive glass in West Coast Conference play.
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13. San Diego State Aztecs

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If you haven't seen much of San Diego State, do yourself a favor and watch this team in the tournament. Nathan Mensah in particular is worth your attention on defense. If there were a stat combining block percentage with total and utter nonchalance, the 6-foot-10 senior would be the all-time leader.
It must be all the more maddening to have your shot swatted by a defender who imparts the sense that you're not even making him sweat. (At least Walker Kessler and Chet Holmgren caper about frenetically and look like they're expending effort.) But, yes, the worry with SDSU is the offense. What else could it be? Matt Bradley's a baller, but he needs help and perhaps 5% more discretion on shot selection.
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14. San Francisco Dons
San Francisco is all about the shot volume, both on offense and on defense. The Dons pulled down a comparatively robust 31% of their missed shots in the ultra-low offensive-rebounding West Coast Conference. Todd Golden's team also takes very good care of the ball, and the result of all of the above was by far the highest shot volume in the league.
On defense, USF forces a fair number of opponent turnovers and holds its own on the glass. At least in WCC play, low shot volume for opponents outweighed forcing misses as an explanation for why this D gets the love at KenPom. This is a Sweet 16-level team and, at a program that hasn't reached the round of 64 since 1998, that's a notable achievement.

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15. Tennessee Volunteers
If picking nine teams were allowed, you likely would not find Rick Barnes and his tenacious defensive stalwarts under "near miss." That's how close this was. Not only are the Volunteers capable of beating any opponent, they're peaking at the proverbial right time. Tennessee is 9-1 in February and March.
The question with UT is simply what to make of a surprising fact. This was easily the worst 2-point shooting team in the league in SEC play. Can a group that made just 44.9% of its 2s in conference play really win a national title? Come to think of it, Duke was really bad inside the arc in the 2010 ACC (45.0%), and look what happened. Who knows, maybe the Vols will follow that example.

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16. Texas Longhorns
With the arrival of Chris Beard and a flock of big-name transfers coming to campus, Texas was discussed rather intensively in the preseason. Now that it's March, we find that the Longhorns performed ... more or less exactly as expected. Nice!
On their way to hitting their performance target, however, the Horns did foul with some gusto in Big 12 play. Beard has outdistanced the league in each of the past two seasons at each of his past two stops for the frequency with which opponents attempt free throws in conference play. Yes, Texas Tech also fouled now and then on its way to the 45th minute of the 2019 title game. But on the season as a whole, Texas is in the 300s, which is new terrain even for Beard.

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17. Texas Tech Red Raiders
It has been an amazing five years for Texas Tech. For the balance of the 21st century prior to Chris Beard's hiring, the Red Raiders were topping out at a No. 6 seed once every decade or so. Now, Mark Adams is about to earn the program its third top-four seed in the past four tournaments.
This was the best defense in the league in Big 12 play, which is a rather incredible boast to be able to make. Nevertheless, the question that arises in March is whether all that tenacious effort has perhaps taken its toll? Texas Tech closed the season by playing three games in a row that came down to the final minutes against teams outside the top tier of the Big 12 standings.

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18. UCLA Bruins
Let's see, now we're categorically dismissing the national-title hopes of a team that reached the 2021 Final Four, returned just about everyone and has improved measurably since last year. Right, no danger here.
The Bruins are so tough on both sides of the ball, it makes one wonder how in the world this team was swept by Oregon. Wait, that's it! The Ducks won the first game between the two teams in part because they matched UCLA's usual level of very-low-turnover ball. As for the second game, well, if you're a tournament opponent and you can make the Bruins shoot 4-of-24 on their 3s, by all means do so. But the "don't turn the ball over" bit feels more feasible.

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19. USC Trojans
Few teams in recent memory have drawn less benefit from outstanding interior defense than USC. Pac-12 teams ran wild from beyond the arc, draining 39% of their 3s against the Trojans. The league as a whole shot just 33% from out there. Clearly, the hoops gods owe Andy Enfield's team a break or two on D.
On offense, Southern Cal's is an interior-oriented attack that is again excellent at cleaning the glass. (Take a bow, Chevez Goodwin.) The only quibble to be raised here is that an interior-oriented offense should perhaps make more of its 2s? Despite some nice 3-point shooting (35%), USC came in right at the Pac-12 average for accuracy from the field overall.

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20. Wisconsin Badgers
The injury that Johnny Davis suffered in the regular-season finale against Nebraska reportedly will not prevent him from playing in the Big Ten tournament. That's great news for all who've enjoyed watching the sophomore record one of the more remarkable individual seasons in recent memory. He has elevated a team that is not without question marks.
It was hard to spot visually because the Badgers missed 3s all season long, but Wisconsin's Big Ten opponents also missed 3s all season long. Bad perimeter shooting by conference opponents was the strength of a UW defense that, in turn, was the strength of the team. If, for a change, those 3s should fall for an opponent in the NCAA tournament, Wisconsin could be in trouble.
 

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No clear path (321 teams)​

  1. Abilene Christian Wildcats
  2. Air Force Falcons
  3. Akron Zips
  4. Alabama A&M Bulldogs
  5. Alabama State Hornets
  6. Albany Great Danes
  7. Alcorn State Braves
  8. American University Eagles
  9. Appalachian State Mountaineers
  10. Arizona State Sun Devils
  11. Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions
  12. Arkansas State Red Wolves
  13. Army Black Knights
  14. Austin Peay Governors
  15. Ball State Cardinals
  16. Belmont Bruins
  17. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats
  18. Binghamton Bearcats
  19. Boise State Broncos
  20. Boston College Eagles
  21. Boston University Terriers
  22. Bowling Green Falcons
  23. Bradley Braves
  24. Brown Bears
  25. Bryant Bulldogs
  26. Bucknell Bison
  27. Buffalo Bulls
  28. Butler Bulldogs
  29. BYU Cougars
  30. Cal Poly Mustangs
  31. California Golden Bears
  32. Campbell Fighting Camels
  33. Canisius Golden Griffins
  34. Central Arkansas Bears
  35. Central Connecticut Blue Devils
  36. Central Michigan Chippewas
  37. Charleston Cougars
  38. Charleston Southern Buccaneers
  39. Charlotte 49ers
  40. Chattanooga Mocs
  41. Chicago State Cougars
  42. Cincinnati Bearcats
  43. The Citadel Bulldogs
  44. Clemson Tigers
  45. Cleveland State Vikings
  46. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
  47. Colgate Raiders
  48. Colorado Buffaloes
  49. Colorado State Rams
  50. Columbia Lions
  51. Coppin State Eagles
  52. Cornell Big Red
  53. Creighton Bluejays
  54. CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners
  55. CSU Fullerton Titans
  56. CSU Northridge Matadors
  57. Dartmouth Big Green
  58. Davidson Wildcats
  59. Dayton Flyers
  60. Delaware Blue Hens
  61. Delaware State Hornets
  62. Denver Pioneers
  63. DePaul Blue Demons
  64. Detroit Mercy Titans
  65. Drake Bulldogs
  66. Drexel Dragons
  67. Duquesne Dukes
  68. East Carolina Pirates
  69. East Tennessee State Buccaneers
  70. Eastern Illinois Panthers
  71. Eastern Kentucky Colonels
  72. Eastern Michigan Eagles
  73. Eastern Washington Eagles
  74. Elon Phoenix
  75. Evansville Purple Aces
  76. Fairfield Stags
  77. Fairleigh Dickinson Knights
  78. Florida Gators
  79. Florida A&M Rattlers
  80. Florida Atlantic Owls
  81. Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
  82. Florida International Panthers
  83. Florida State Seminoles
  84. Fordham Rams
  85. Fresno State Bulldogs
  86. Furman Paladins
  87. Gardner-Webb Running' Bulldogs
  88. George Mason Patriots
  89. George Washington Colonials
  90. Georgetown Hoyas
  91. Georgia Bulldogs
  92. Georgia Southern Eagles
  93. Georgia State Panthers
  94. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
  95. Grambling Tigers
  96. Grand Canyon Antelopes
  97. Green Bay Phoenix
  98. Hampton Pirates
  99. Hartford Hawks
  100. Harvard Crimson
  101. Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors
  102. High Point Panthers
  103. Hofstra Pride
  104. Holy Cross Crusaders
  105. Houston Baptist Huskies
  106. Howard Bison
  107. Idaho Vandals
  108. Idaho State Bengals
  109. Illinois State Redbirds
  110. Incarnate Word Cardinals
  111. Indiana Hoosiers
  112. Indiana State Sycamores
  113. Iona Gaels
  114. Iowa State Cyclones
  115. IUPUI Jaguars
  116. Jackson State Tigers
  117. Jacksonville Dolphins
  118. Jacksonville State Gamecocks
  119. James Madison Dukes
  120. Kansas City Roos
  121. Kansas State Wildcats
  122. Kennesaw State Owls
  123. Kent State Golden Flashes
  124. La Salle Explorers
  125. Lafayette Leopards
  126. Lamar Cardinals
  127. Lehigh Mountain Hawks
  128. Liberty Flames
  129. Lipscomb Bisons
  130. Little Rock Trojans
  131. Long Beach State Beach
  132. Long Island University Sharks
  133. Longwood Lancers
  134. Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
  135. UL Monroe Warhawks
  136. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
  137. Louisville Cardinals
  138. Loyola Chicago Ramblers
  139. Loyola Marymount Lions
  140. Loyola (MD) Greyhounds
  141. Maine Black Bears
  142. Manhattan Jaspers
  143. Marist Red Foxes
  144. Marquette Golden Eagles
  145. Marshall Thundering Herd
  146. Maryland Terrapins
  147. Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks
  148. UMass Minutemen
  149. UMass Lowell River Hawks
  150. McNeese Cowboys
  151. Memphis Tigers
  152. Mercer Bears
  153. Miami Hurricanes
  154. Miami (OH) RedHawks
  155. Michigan Wolverines
  156. Michigan State Spartans
  157. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
  158. Milwaukee Panthers
  159. Minnesota Golden Gophers
  160. Ole Miss Rebels
  161. Mississippi State Bulldogs
  162. Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils
  163. Missouri Tigers
  164. Missouri State Bears
  165. Monmouth Hawks
  166. Montana Grizzlies
  167. Montana State Bobcats
  168. Morehead State Eagles
  169. Morgan State Bears
  170. Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers
  171. Navy Midshipmen
  172. Nebraska Cornhuskers
  173. Nevada Wolf Pack
  174. New Hampshire Wildcats
  175. New Mexico Lobos
  176. New Mexico State Aggies
  177. New Orleans Privateers
  178. Niagara Purple Eagles
  179. Nicholls Colonels
  180. NJIT Highlanders
  181. Norfolk State Spartans
  182. North Carolina Tar Heels
  183. North Carolina A&T Aggies
  184. North Carolina Central Eagles
  185. NC State Wolfpack
  186. North Dakota Fighting Hawks
  187. North Dakota State Bison
  188. North Florida Ospreys
  189. North Texas Mean Green
  190. Northeastern Huskies
  191. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks
  192. Northern Colorado Bears
  193. Northern Illinois Huskies
  194. Northern Iowa Panthers
  195. Northern Kentucky Norse
  196. Northwestern Wildcats
  197. Northwestern State Demons
  198. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  199. Oakland Golden Grizzlies
  200. Ohio Bobcats
  201. Oklahoma Sooners
  202. Old Dominion Monarchs
  203. Omaha Mavericks
  204. Oral Roberts Golden Eagles
  205. Oregon Ducks
  206. Oregon State Beavers
  207. Pacific Tigers
  208. Pennsylvania Quakers
  209. Penn State Nittany Lions
  210. Pepperdine Waves
  211. Pittsburgh Panthers
  212. Portland Pilots
  213. Portland State Vikings
  214. Prairie View A&M Panthers
  215. Presbyterian Blue Hose
  216. Princeton Tigers
  217. Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons
  218. Quinnipiac Bobcats
  219. Radford Highlanders
  220. Rhode Island Rams
  221. Rice Owls
  222. Richmond Spiders
  223. Rider Broncs
  224. Robert Morris Colonials
  225. Rutgers Scarlet Knights
  226. Sacramento State Hornets
  227. Sacred Heart Pioneers
  228. St. Bonaventure Bonnies
  229. St. Francis (BKN) Terriers
  230. St. Francis (PA) Red Flash
  231. St. John's Red Storm
  232. Saint Joseph's Hawks
  233. Saint Louis Billikens
  234. Saint Peter's Peacocks
  235. Sam Houston Bearkats
  236. Samford Bulldogs
  237. San Diego Toreros
  238. San Jose State Spartans
  239. Santa Clara Broncos
  240. Seattle U Redhawks
  241. Seton Hall Pirates
  242. Siena Saints
  243. SIU Edwardsville Cougars
  244. SMU Mustangs
  245. South Alabama Jaguars
  246. South Carolina Gamecocks
  247. South Carolina State Bulldogs
  248. South Carolina Upstate Spartans
  249. South Dakota Coyotes
  250. South Dakota State Jackrabbits
  251. South Florida Bulls
  252. Southeast Missouri State Redhawks
  253. SE Louisiana Lions
  254. Southern Jaguars
  255. Southern Illinois Salukis
  256. Southern Miss Golden Eagles
  257. Southern Utah Thunderbirds
  258. Stanford Cardinal
  259. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks
  260. Stetson Hatters
  261. Stony Brook Seawolves
  262. Syracuse Orange
  263. TCU Horned Frogs
  264. Temple Owls
  265. Tennessee State Tigers
  266. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles
  267. Texas A&M Aggies
  268. Texas A&M-CC Islanders
  269. Texas Southern Tigers
  270. Texas State Bobcats
  271. Toledo Rockets
  272. Towson Tigers
  273. Troy Trojans
  274. Tulane Green Wave
  275. Tulsa Golden Hurricane
  276. UAB Blazers
  277. UC Davis Aggies
  278. UC Irvine Anteaters
  279. UC Riverside Highlanders
  280. UC Santa Barbara Gauchos
  281. UCF Knights
  282. UIC Flames
  283. UMBC Retrievers
  284. UNC Asheville Bulldogs
  285. UNC Greensboro Spartans
  286. UNC Wilmington Seahawks
  287. UNLV Rebels
  288. UT Arlington Mavericks
  289. UT Martin Skyhawks
  290. UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros
  291. Utah Utes
  292. Utah State Aggies
  293. Utah Valley Wolverines
  294. UTEP Miners
  295. UTSA Roadrunners
  296. Valparaiso Beacons
  297. Vanderbilt Commodores
  298. VCU Rams
  299. Vermont Catamounts
  300. Virginia Cavaliers
  301. Virginia Tech Hokies
  302. VMI Keydets
  303. Wagner Seahawks
  304. Wake Forest Demon Deacons
  305. Washington Huskies
  306. Washington State Cougars
  307. Weber State Wildcats
  308. West Virginia Mountaineers
  309. Western Carolina Catamounts
  310. Western Illinois Leathernecks
  311. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
  312. Western Michigan Broncos
  313. Wichita State Shockers
  314. William & Mary Tribe
  315. Winthrop Eagles
  316. Wofford Terriers
  317. Wright State Raiders
  318. Wyoming Cowboys
  319. Xavier Musketeers
  320. Yale Bulldogs
  321. Youngstown State Penguins
Right, so if our addition is correct, that leaves just eight teams that have not yet been named.

If you're a fan of one of these missing teams, congratulations! Your team is a member of the magic eight, which, by simple process of elimination, must comprise the following: Arizona, Baylor, Duke, Gonzaga, Houston, Kansas, Kentucky and Villanova.

This is bigger than you, magic eight. Go out and make this feature look good once again. There's a streak on the line.
 

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No clear path (321 teams)​

  1. Abilene Christian Wildcats
  2. Air Force Falcons
  3. Akron Zips
  4. Alabama A&M Bulldogs
  5. Alabama State Hornets
  6. Albany Great Danes
  7. Alcorn State Braves
  8. American University Eagles
  9. Appalachian State Mountaineers
  10. Arizona State Sun Devils
  11. Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions
  12. Arkansas State Red Wolves
  13. Army Black Knights
  14. Austin Peay Governors
  15. Ball State Cardinals
  16. Belmont Bruins
  17. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats
  18. Binghamton Bearcats
  19. Boise State Broncos
  20. Boston College Eagles
  21. Boston University Terriers
  22. Bowling Green Falcons
  23. Bradley Braves
  24. Brown Bears
  25. Bryant Bulldogs
  26. Bucknell Bison
  27. Buffalo Bulls
  28. Butler Bulldogs
  29. BYU Cougars
  30. Cal Poly Mustangs
  31. California Golden Bears
  32. Campbell Fighting Camels
  33. Canisius Golden Griffins
  34. Central Arkansas Bears
  35. Central Connecticut Blue Devils
  36. Central Michigan Chippewas
  37. Charleston Cougars
  38. Charleston Southern Buccaneers
  39. Charlotte 49ers
  40. Chattanooga Mocs
  41. Chicago State Cougars
  42. Cincinnati Bearcats
  43. The Citadel Bulldogs
  44. Clemson Tigers
  45. Cleveland State Vikings
  46. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
  47. Colgate Raiders
  48. Colorado Buffaloes
  49. Colorado State Rams
  50. Columbia Lions
  51. Coppin State Eagles
  52. Cornell Big Red
  53. Creighton Bluejays
  54. CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners
  55. CSU Fullerton Titans
  56. CSU Northridge Matadors
  57. Dartmouth Big Green
  58. Davidson Wildcats
  59. Dayton Flyers
  60. Delaware Blue Hens
  61. Delaware State Hornets
  62. Denver Pioneers
  63. DePaul Blue Demons
  64. Detroit Mercy Titans
  65. Drake Bulldogs
  66. Drexel Dragons
  67. Duquesne Dukes
  68. East Carolina Pirates
  69. East Tennessee State Buccaneers
  70. Eastern Illinois Panthers
  71. Eastern Kentucky Colonels
  72. Eastern Michigan Eagles
  73. Eastern Washington Eagles
  74. Elon Phoenix
  75. Evansville Purple Aces
  76. Fairfield Stags
  77. Fairleigh Dickinson Knights
  78. Florida Gators
  79. Florida A&M Rattlers
  80. Florida Atlantic Owls
  81. Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
  82. Florida International Panthers
  83. Florida State Seminoles
  84. Fordham Rams
  85. Fresno State Bulldogs
  86. Furman Paladins
  87. Gardner-Webb Running' Bulldogs
  88. George Mason Patriots
  89. George Washington Colonials
  90. Georgetown Hoyas
  91. Georgia Bulldogs
  92. Georgia Southern Eagles
  93. Georgia State Panthers
  94. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
  95. Grambling Tigers
  96. Grand Canyon Antelopes
  97. Green Bay Phoenix
  98. Hampton Pirates
  99. Hartford Hawks
  100. Harvard Crimson
  101. Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors
  102. High Point Panthers
  103. Hofstra Pride
  104. Holy Cross Crusaders
  105. Houston Baptist Huskies
  106. Howard Bison
  107. Idaho Vandals
  108. Idaho State Bengals
  109. Illinois State Redbirds
  110. Incarnate Word Cardinals
  111. Indiana Hoosiers
  112. Indiana State Sycamores
  113. Iona Gaels
  114. Iowa State Cyclones
  115. IUPUI Jaguars
  116. Jackson State Tigers
  117. Jacksonville Dolphins
  118. Jacksonville State Gamecocks
  119. James Madison Dukes
  120. Kansas City Roos
  121. Kansas State Wildcats
  122. Kennesaw State Owls
  123. Kent State Golden Flashes
  124. La Salle Explorers
  125. Lafayette Leopards
  126. Lamar Cardinals
  127. Lehigh Mountain Hawks
  128. Liberty Flames
  129. Lipscomb Bisons
  130. Little Rock Trojans
  131. Long Beach State Beach
  132. Long Island University Sharks
  133. Longwood Lancers
  134. Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
  135. UL Monroe Warhawks
  136. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
  137. Louisville Cardinals
  138. Loyola Chicago Ramblers
  139. Loyola Marymount Lions
  140. Loyola (MD) Greyhounds
  141. Maine Black Bears
  142. Manhattan Jaspers
  143. Marist Red Foxes
  144. Marquette Golden Eagles
  145. Marshall Thundering Herd
  146. Maryland Terrapins
  147. Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks
  148. UMass Minutemen
  149. UMass Lowell River Hawks
  150. McNeese Cowboys
  151. Memphis Tigers
  152. Mercer Bears
  153. Miami Hurricanes
  154. Miami (OH) RedHawks
  155. Michigan Wolverines
  156. Michigan State Spartans
  157. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
  158. Milwaukee Panthers
  159. Minnesota Golden Gophers
  160. Ole Miss Rebels
  161. Mississippi State Bulldogs
  162. Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils
  163. Missouri Tigers
  164. Missouri State Bears
  165. Monmouth Hawks
  166. Montana Grizzlies
  167. Montana State Bobcats
  168. Morehead State Eagles
  169. Morgan State Bears
  170. Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers
  171. Navy Midshipmen
  172. Nebraska Cornhuskers
  173. Nevada Wolf Pack
  174. New Hampshire Wildcats
  175. New Mexico Lobos
  176. New Mexico State Aggies
  177. New Orleans Privateers
  178. Niagara Purple Eagles
  179. Nicholls Colonels
  180. NJIT Highlanders
  181. Norfolk State Spartans
  182. North Carolina Tar Heels
  183. North Carolina A&T Aggies
  184. North Carolina Central Eagles
  185. NC State Wolfpack
  186. North Dakota Fighting Hawks
  187. North Dakota State Bison
  188. North Florida Ospreys
  189. North Texas Mean Green
  190. Northeastern Huskies
  191. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks
  192. Northern Colorado Bears
  193. Northern Illinois Huskies
  194. Northern Iowa Panthers
  195. Northern Kentucky Norse
  196. Northwestern Wildcats
  197. Northwestern State Demons
  198. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  199. Oakland Golden Grizzlies
  200. Ohio Bobcats
  201. Oklahoma Sooners
  202. Old Dominion Monarchs
  203. Omaha Mavericks
  204. Oral Roberts Golden Eagles
  205. Oregon Ducks
  206. Oregon State Beavers
  207. Pacific Tigers
  208. Pennsylvania Quakers
  209. Penn State Nittany Lions
  210. Pepperdine Waves
  211. Pittsburgh Panthers
  212. Portland Pilots
  213. Portland State Vikings
  214. Prairie View A&M Panthers
  215. Presbyterian Blue Hose
  216. Princeton Tigers
  217. Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons
  218. Quinnipiac Bobcats
  219. Radford Highlanders
  220. Rhode Island Rams
  221. Rice Owls
  222. Richmond Spiders
  223. Rider Broncs
  224. Robert Morris Colonials
  225. Rutgers Scarlet Knights
  226. Sacramento State Hornets
  227. Sacred Heart Pioneers
  228. St. Bonaventure Bonnies
  229. St. Francis (BKN) Terriers
  230. St. Francis (PA) Red Flash
  231. St. John's Red Storm
  232. Saint Joseph's Hawks
  233. Saint Louis Billikens
  234. Saint Peter's Peacocks
  235. Sam Houston Bearkats
  236. Samford Bulldogs
  237. San Diego Toreros
  238. San Jose State Spartans
  239. Santa Clara Broncos
  240. Seattle U Redhawks
  241. Seton Hall Pirates
  242. Siena Saints
  243. SIU Edwardsville Cougars
  244. SMU Mustangs
  245. South Alabama Jaguars
  246. South Carolina Gamecocks
  247. South Carolina State Bulldogs
  248. South Carolina Upstate Spartans
  249. South Dakota Coyotes
  250. South Dakota State Jackrabbits
  251. South Florida Bulls
  252. Southeast Missouri State Redhawks
  253. SE Louisiana Lions
  254. Southern Jaguars
  255. Southern Illinois Salukis
  256. Southern Miss Golden Eagles
  257. Southern Utah Thunderbirds
  258. Stanford Cardinal
  259. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks
  260. Stetson Hatters
  261. Stony Brook Seawolves
  262. Syracuse Orange
  263. TCU Horned Frogs
  264. Temple Owls
  265. Tennessee State Tigers
  266. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles
  267. Texas A&M Aggies
  268. Texas A&M-CC Islanders
  269. Texas Southern Tigers
  270. Texas State Bobcats
  271. Toledo Rockets
  272. Towson Tigers
  273. Troy Trojans
  274. Tulane Green Wave
  275. Tulsa Golden Hurricane
  276. UAB Blazers
  277. UC Davis Aggies
  278. UC Irvine Anteaters
  279. UC Riverside Highlanders
  280. UC Santa Barbara Gauchos
  281. UCF Knights
  282. UIC Flames
  283. UMBC Retrievers
  284. UNC Asheville Bulldogs
  285. UNC Greensboro Spartans
  286. UNC Wilmington Seahawks
  287. UNLV Rebels
  288. UT Arlington Mavericks
  289. UT Martin Skyhawks
  290. UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros
  291. Utah Utes
  292. Utah State Aggies
  293. Utah Valley Wolverines
  294. UTEP Miners
  295. UTSA Roadrunners
  296. Valparaiso Beacons
  297. Vanderbilt Commodores
  298. VCU Rams
  299. Vermont Catamounts
  300. Virginia Cavaliers
  301. Virginia Tech Hokies
  302. VMI Keydets
  303. Wagner Seahawks
  304. Wake Forest Demon Deacons
  305. Washington Huskies
  306. Washington State Cougars
  307. Weber State Wildcats
  308. West Virginia Mountaineers
  309. Western Carolina Catamounts
  310. Western Illinois Leathernecks
  311. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
  312. Western Michigan Broncos
  313. Wichita State Shockers
  314. William & Mary Tribe
  315. Winthrop Eagles
  316. Wofford Terriers
  317. Wright State Raiders
  318. Wyoming Cowboys
  319. Xavier Musketeers
  320. Yale Bulldogs
  321. Youngstown State Penguins
Right, so if our addition is correct, that leaves just eight teams that have not yet been named.

If you're a fan of one of these missing teams, congratulations! Your team is a member of the magic eight, which, by simple process of elimination, must comprise the following: Arizona, Baylor, Duke, Gonzaga, Houston, Kansas, Kentucky and Villanova.

This is bigger than you, magic eight. Go out and make this feature look good once again. There's a streak on the line.
Here's how each of those 8 teams did prior to the NCAA Tournament:

Arizona- Pac 12 Reg. and CT Champions
*(would be first Reg/CT champ to win NC since 2013 Louisville)

Baylor- Big 12 Regular Season Champions, lost in CT Qtrs
*(would be first team in NCAA history to play in a conf. tourney and lose before the semies, and go on to win the NC)

Duke- ACC Regular Season Champions, lost in CT Finals
*(4 of the last 5 NCs were Regular Season Champions that lost in the CT, however, they would be the first to win the NC after losing in the CT Finals since 2016 Villanova)

Gonzaga- WCC Reg. and CT Champions
*(see Arizona; would also be first since 2012 Kentucky to win NC after being ranked #1 in the Final AP Poll before NCAAT)

Houston- AAC Reg. and CT Champions
*(would be first to win NC after being ranked outside AP Top 10 entering the NCAAT since 2014 UConn)

Kansas- Big 12 Reg. and CT Champions
*(see Arizona; also first 1 seed since 2018 Final Four run)

Kentucky- 2nd in SEC, lost in CT Semies
*(would be first non-regular or CT champ to win NC since 2015 Duke)

Villanova- 2nd in Big East, CT Champions
*(last time Villanova was 2nd in the Big East and then won the CT......they won the NC)
 

ExitFlagger

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The job I have done on the Op is amazing

The entire board has worked you over. In every other post you're crying about how blueblood fans treat you. 😂

Not sure I've ever seen such a vagina on these boards.
 

AuHoosier420

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The entire board has worked you over. In every other post you're crying about how blueblood fans treat you. 😂

Not sure I've ever seen such a vagina on these boards.
No I have literally worked you over to where you post more about auburn now than anyone else. The other blue blood fans are Even laughing at you now.