With the dearth of quality mid-major programs this year, the door has been left open for mediocre major conference clubs to step up and reclaim some of those at-large bids that have lately been going to the Southern Illinois's and Western Kentuckys of the world.
1dDon Van Natta Jr.
8hJoshua Wye and Joshua Wootton
3hBy Sharon Katz
3dPhotography by Sara Naomi Lewkowicz and Cassandra Giraldo