As March Madness and the 2011 NCAA tournament approached, teams like the Virginia Tech Hokies were wondering whether they would make the tournament or if the NCAA would snub them.
With brackets expanding to 68 teams, the most ever in a tournament, the odds for getting in were higher than ever. Yet the bubble is a forever-unforgiving place, regardless of how many teams make it.
Although the NCAA tournament itself, in many ways, is the perfect sporting event, the selection of teams never is. Here are the reasons the NCAA did not select the following teams.