NCAA Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017  

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List Rules Vote up the college basketball teams that most deserved to be in the 2017 NCAA tournament.

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!

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Syracuse Orange men's basketba... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017

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Alabama Crimson Tide men's bas... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017

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Texas A&M Aggies basketball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017

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UCF Knights men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017

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Oakland Golden Grizzlies men's... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017

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Monmouth Hawks men's basketbal... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017

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Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017

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Clemson Tigers men's basketbal... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017

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Utah Utes men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017

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Illinois State Redbirds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017
Illinois State Redbirds

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BYU Cougars men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017

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Boise State Broncos men's bask... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017

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Mississippi State Bulldogs men... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017

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Belmont Bruins men's basketbal... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017

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Colorado State Rams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017
Colorado State Rams

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Georgia Bulldogs men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017

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UT Arlington Mavericks men's b... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017

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UNC Greensboro Spartans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017
UNC Greensboro Spartans

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Indiana Hoosiers men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017

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Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunn... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017

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South Dakota Coyotes men's bas... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017

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Illinois Fighting Illini men's... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017

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Fresno State Bulldogs men's ba... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017

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UC Irvine Anteaters men's bask... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017

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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets me... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness 2017