The 2014 edition of March Madness is just over a week away, meaning that (with apologies to spring training) the national pastime for the next 10 days is going to be predicting upsets. Even with most of the field of 68 still up in the air, it’s not too early to start hunting for the underdogs who will make headlines in this season’s NCAA tournament.
One team that’s already proven itself as a bracket-buster is Ivy League champion Harvard, a winner over third-seeded New Mexico a year ago. Swingman Wesley Saunders, whose 18 points led the Crimson in that victory, is back to spearhead another upset bid for his team’s deep offense.
Herein, a look at Tommy Amaker’s squad and nine more of the most promising Cinderella candidates from smaller leagues around the country, ranked according to how likely they are to send some high-seeded opponent to a painful exit.