Mid-major programs are a big part of what makes March Madness so special. Some of the same schools play the role of spoiler year after year.
At this point of the season, it's time to identify which mid-majors have the best chance at creating the magical March Madness moments we will soon be cheering for.
Having a deep knowledge of the best mid-majors could make the difference between ripping up your bracket after the first weekend of March Madness or gloating about how you miraculously called the big upset.
In what feels like an annual tradition, a mid-major will emerge from the pack. The team is usually anchored by multiple seniors, which in turn sparks conversation about how terrible the current one-and-done rule is for the health of college basketball.
The contrast between a mid-major school and a national powerhouse like Kentucky is ineffable, almost to the point in which one would assume they compete at a different level.