Here are this year's four biggest NCAA tournament snubs

NCAA Tournament Selection Committee

The suspense began to build for Kansas State, waiting until the end of the third bracket was revealed to know if it was in the NCAA Tournament. They went into the tournament with a No. 25 ranking in the AP Polls, and came out of it with roughly the same positioning, if not one tick better.

It's as much a rite of March as someone winning the office bracket pool picking by mascot or uniform color. Sixty-eight teams qualified for this year's tournament. The USC Trojans are the 11-seed in the East and will have to face the Providence Friars in the First Four.

The most outrage this year will emanate from Syracuse, N.Y. and Normal, Ill. Illinois State also was a prominent snub even though it had lost just two games since December. If the Wildcats win their opening matchup with Northern Kentucky, the victor of a game between No. 7 seed Dayton and No. 10 seed Wichita State awaits on Sunday in Indianapolis.

While all three teams certainly have the fire power to win the 2017 NCAA Tounament, remember there is a reason that this is called March Madness! A complete dearth of quality wins is the primary reason.

Tip-off time for Friday's game was to be announced later Sunday evening.

Big Ten Tournament champion MI received a No. 7 seed in the Midwest Region. Not only is 14 typically too many for a bubble team, upsets at the hands of Omaha, Memphis and Nebraska were undoubtedly especially costly. They're 26-6 with a 32 RPI, but the committee didn't like the fact that they had no wins against teams from major conferences.

It's been a long time coming for the school that played host to the first-ever NCAA tournament back in 1939.

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