Much of a team's postseason success depends on matchups, making it difficult to identify overrated teams before the NCAA tournament bracket is announced.
However, several teams seem to be given more credit than they deserve in the national rankings or by bracketologists.
Our ranking of the top 10 overrated teams is based on expected underachievement relative to that team's national ranking in the Associated Press or USA Today Top 25 polls, or its projected seeding in the NCAA tournament by bracketologists Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com and Joe Lunardi of ESPN.com.
For example, a team projected to be seeded No. 1 by bracketologists will be rated on its ability to reach the Final Four. A team ranked, say, No. 15 in the polls may be rated on its chances of getting to the Sweet 16.