In almost every NCAA tournament, a couple of higher-seeded, unranked college basketball teams make deep runs.
Last year in the Midwest Regional semifinals (Sweet 16), No. 1 seed North Carolina faced No. 13 seed Ohio. Meanwhile, No. 2 seed Kansas lined up against No. 11 seed NC State.
There is no reason to believe that this year will be different.
Here are eight unranked teams (in the AP poll) that are looming large as March Madness approaches. They may have had some bumps in the road along the way, but these teams could be dangerous.