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March Madness 2022: 8 Most Overrated Teams in the NCAA Tournament

The brackets are out and March Madness 2022 is here! Which are the most overrated teams in this year's NCAA Tournament? Jason Radowitz takes a look.
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March Madness 2022: 8 Most Overrated Teams in the NCAA Tournament

The brackets are out! March Madness 2022 is here! To many, there will be teams that were snubbed and other teams that probably shouldn't have made the NCAA Tournament. Some teams might've just been lucky by closing out tight games and winning them.

Here's my list of the eight most overrated teams in the nation.

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2022 March Madness: 8 Most Overrated Teams

1. Auburn (2 Seed)

The Auburn Tigers went 27-5 on the season but don't let that distract you from the fact that Auburn has struggled on the road throughout the entire second half of the season. Auburn lost to Arkansas, Florida, and Tennessee while needing overtime on the road against Mississippi State. Then in the SEC Tournament, Texas A&M defeated Auburn in their first game of the Tournament. These guys are frauds.

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2. Ohio State (7 Seed)

The Ohio State Buckeyes have lost four of their last five games. That tells you a lot about where this program is headed. The Buckeyes have no momentum and despite early wins against Duke and Seton Hall, Ohio State is really trending downward.

3. Seton Hall (8 Seed)

Seton Hall didn't live up to expectations this year. It was a hard Big East this year, but ultimately, Seton Hall really only had one intriguing non-conference win which was against Texas. With wins against UConn and Michigan, Seton Hall got in, but ultimately, this team has so many injuries and illnesses that the Pirates running out of gas.

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4. Providence (4 Seed)

Providence's luck finally ran out. The Friars got absolutely rocked by Creighton in the semifinals of the Big East. Is this a team you feel comfortable backing in the NCAA Tournament? The team that lost by 30 points in a must-win conference tournament game? Providence has a really good win over Texas Tech but if those two teams met again, I'd argue that things would be different now.

5. Virginia Tech (11 Seed)

Virginia Tech got hot at the right time in a weak ACC. The Hokies were dominant and will have many people backing them now that they won the ACC. However, the Hokies weren't making the NCAA Tournament without an ACC Championship. That shows you everything you need to know about the Hokies' body of work. It wasn't good enough until four straight games against bad ACC opponents. Don't fall into the trap.

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6. San Francisco (10 Seed)

Tell me again why San Francisco is a 10 seed? The Dons defeated Davidson earlier and found a way against UAB but they didn't have a single quad-1 win. To be fair, it's hard to win against Gonzaga and get an automatic bid, but the reality is, San Francisco shouldn't have been given a seat in the big dance. Either way, they're in.

7. Alabama (6 Seed)

The Alabama Crimson Tide beat Houston, Gonzaga, and Baylor earlier this year. But the Crimson Tide also has losses to Georgia and Missouri along with Iona. This team can't be trusted after losing its first SEC tournament game to Vanderbilt. Alabama has lost three straight games now. That's the opposite of momentum.

8. Iowa State (11 Seed)

It's great to see Iowa State in the NCAA Tournament after last year's disaster. But Iowa State has also lost three straight games and has been too streaky to count on. The offense is extremely poor and could be one of the worst offenses in March Madness. While the defense has been elite, the offense just won't help enough to win games in March Madness, especially as an 11 seed.


Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.


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