Every week, 65 of the most knowledgeable sports writers and broadcasters from around the country submit a list of what they believe to be the 25 best teams in the college basketball landscape. Despite all that collective brain power, they never quite get it right, do they?
You could argue for days over the order in which the 10 best teams should actually appear, but the real tragedy of the rankings is the surging teams that just barely get mentioned in the "others receiving votes" category. Let's give some of those afterthoughts some much-deserved attention.
What follows are the 10 teams currently outside of the AP Top 25 that could make a deep run in the NCAA tournament, starting with the remotely possible and culminating in a near guarantee.