The next two weeks bring us college basketball's conference championships, setting the final pieces of this year's March Madness into motion. Many of the favorites have got their spots locked down meaning that a lot of the remaining drama surrounds the underdog teams that could get into the tournament.
So which teams are this year's dark horses that will go far in the tournament? Given the unpredictable nature of the tournament it's anybody's guess which team could be a Cinderella story this year. However surprise teams often start playing their best basketball at this point of the season, as they attempt to fit their foot into Cinderella's glass slipper.
I've identified 10 teams that could be dark horses in this year's tournament. My two criteria are that these teams are not currently ranked among the top 25 teams in the nation, and they also can't be one of the top four seeds in their section.