With only 68 college basketball teams selected to compete in the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, many talented teams were not invited to March Madness despite their winning records during the regular season. While some schools clearly do not deserve to play in the Big Dance, many college teams deserved a spot in the tournament. Which teams were the biggest 2017 March Madness snubs?
Although they were the Ohio Valley Conference champions in the regular season, the Belmont Bruins were not invited to the Big Dance after losing to Jacksonville State in the OVC Tournament. Other conference champions not selected to play in the NCAA Division I tournament include the Oakland Golden Grizzlies, the Akron Zips, and the Illinois State Redbirds.
Every year, 32 college basketball teams not invited to March Madness are selected to participate in the National Invitation Tournament. Syracuse, Brigham Young, and Alabama are just a few of the teams that will be playing for the 2017 NIT Championship. Vote up the college basketball teams that most deserved to play in March Madness 2017. Feel free to add other deserving NCAA Division I teams that are missing from this list and make your predictions for the 2017 NCAA basketball championship team!