Five underrated mid-majors

Chris Fouch and the Dragons are unheralded now, but may not be come March. Richard Mackson/US Presswire

Please stop sending the emails about Gonzaga, New Mexico, Xavier or even BYU. The Mountain West, the top of the Atlantic 10 and the Zags, as well as their newfound WCC brethren, are not mid-majors anymore. They are perennial powers capable of making deep tournament runs in almost every season.

Now that we have that out of the way, here are five truly underrated mid-majors that could be real troublemakers come March:

Drexel Dragons

George Mason, Old Dominion and VCU have all demonstrated that CAA teams are capable of deep tourney runs, and Drexel could be next.