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List Rules Please rank the team's based on how they flew under the radar during the 2012 season

The most underrated college basketball teams of 2012 are the Cinderella teams that defy all odds and predictions to shock the world when it really matters. These teams may not be the biggest names in NCAA Men's Basketball and few will likely make it to the 2012 Final Four in New Orleans but each of them could be that next great success story.

There are plenty of familiar names on this list including perennial national championship contenders and best NCAA Basketball teams of the last decade like the Georgetown Hoyas and Michigan State Spartans. Normally, these teams wouldn't be on a list about underrated teams but for one reason or another they are no longer considered the elite, though one could argue they still are.

Whether these teams are among the top 25 men's basketball rankings or not, each has done something during the 2011-12 NCAA Men's Basketball season that has silently impressed. They may have a standout player, like the Weber State Wildcats who have offensive leader Damian Lillard, or the Siena Saints where defensive leader O.D. Anosike calls home. Alternately, they may just have the right combination of players, coaches and the drive for them to pull a major upset once March Madness rolls around.

But to even make it into the NCAA Tournament, these schools will need some help. Winning their respective conference tournament would give them an automatic bid into the Big Dance but outside of that, many will undoubtably be left off of the March Madness brackets on Selection Sunday.

For the teams that do make it into the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, it's anyone's game. Getting in is the hard part, but continuing from the massive field through the Sweet Sixteen, the Elite Eight and the Final Four is the real test of any team, overrated or underrated. It's where dreams come true and one of these days an underrated team like one listed here will take it all. It may not be at the 2012 tourney, but it's coming.
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Wichita State Shockers men's b... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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VCU Rams men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Marquette Golden Eagles men's ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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New Mexico Lobos Basketball is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Minnesota Golden Gophers men's... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Indiana Hoosiers men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Saint Louis Billikens men's ba... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Murray State Racers men's bask... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Michigan State Spartans men's ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Wisconsin Badgers men's basket... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Harvard Crimson Men's Basketba... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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UTEP Miners basketball is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Memphis Tigers men's basketbal... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Xavier Musketeers men's basket... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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San Diego State Aztecs men's b... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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West Virginia Mountaineers men... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Florida Gators men's basketbal... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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UMass Minutemen basketball is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Vanderbilt Commodores men's ba... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Seton Hall Pirates men's baske... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Cincinnati Bearcats men's bask... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Baylor Bears basketball is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Georgetown Hoyas Men's Basketb... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Creighton Bluejays men's baske... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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California Golden Bears men's ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Weber State Wildcats men's bas... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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BYU Cougars men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Missouri Tigers men's basketba... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Michigan Wolverines men's bask... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Cleveland State Vikings men's ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Siena Saints men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Connecticut Huskies men's bask... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Texas A&M Aggies men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Tulane Green Wave men's basket... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Syracuse Orange men's basketba... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Oakland Golden Grizzlies men's... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Oral Roberts Golden Eagles men... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012

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Iona Gaels men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Underrated College Basketball Teams 2012