With Virginia Commonwealth, Butler and George Mason all making Final Four, or even NCAA Championship game trips in the recent years, it's obvious that quality College Basketball has extended outside of the six Major Conferences.
While schools like Xavier, Temple, Gonzaga, Memphis, New Mexico and UNLV have broken through and become major programs in second-tier conferences, some other very good teams are still considered mid-major programs.
This article will let you in on five little-known teams who could cause havoc throughout the year and potentially be the next small school to make a deep run in the tournament.
This isn't a ranking, and these aren't necessarily the five best mid-majors. These are just five teams that I really like and believe could have success this year.