Top 10 most likely early upsets
March, 17, 2013
USA TODAY SportsMinnesota, Saint Mary's and Belmont all look poised to pull NCAA tourney upsets.Although we have expanded our definition of Giant Killers to include teams from power conferences, we have to admit, our hearts have always been with high-quality little guys. And for the past 10 days, we agonized as one potential Giant Killer after another went down in the post-regular-season twilight, while measurably weaker teams locked up auto-bid after auto-bid.
But on Sunday, the NCAA Selection Committee heeded our long-standing call to grant mid-majors tickets to the big dance and seeded its field with the likes of Middle Tennessee, Boise State and Saint Mary's. So we've still more of them to evaluate -- including a bunch who are live underdogs.