The Cinderella stories are what make the NCAA tournament so much fun.
Every year, teams coming from conferences that the average fan has not heard of knock off big-time powers. Along the way, those teams pick up supporters across the country who enjoy rooting for the underdog.
Last year’s tournament featured more than its share of Cinderella stories. No. 15 Lehigh and No. 15 Norfolk State both scored shocking upsets over No. 2 seeds. No. 13 Ohio made it to the Sweet 16 after upsetting Michigan and South Florida.
This year, there are plenty of candidates that could shock the college basketball world. From Belmont to Bucknell, here is a ranking of the Cinderella hopefuls in the 2013 NCAA tournament. To be considered a Cinderella, the team had to be a double-digit seed from a non-BCS conference.