Auto-bids who can upset the elite 

March, 7, 2012
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We're one week into March, and you know what that means: a daily-evolving slate of games with massive NCAA tournament implications.

Like Wednesday night's Northeast Conference final between LIU and Robert Morris.

Seriously.

As the best and best-known teams in the country gear up for tournament play, here at GK Central, we're still focused on Giant Killers (here's a refresher on how we define them) who could emerge from the murky depths of smaller conferences. And this year, there are more than you might realize.


To see some of the best single-bid conference winners who could topple tourney favorites, and get access to all of Insider's March Madness tips, sign up today.

Peter Keating is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, where he covers investigative and statistical subjects. He started writing "The Biz," a column looking at sports business from the fan's point of view, in 1999. He also coordinates the Magazine's annual "Ultimate Standings" project, which ranks all pro franchises according to how much they give back to fans. His work on concussions in football has earned awards from the Deadline Club, the New York Press Club and the Center for the Study of Sport in Society.

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