Who Are NCAA Basketball Underdogs?

Author: Mansi

Basketball fans are witnessing some thrilling games, mostly post COVID-19 lockdown. Though the situation was very tough worldwide, the game of basketball helped people to relieve their stress in this situation. However, no fans are allowed to enjoy the game from the stadium, which undoubtedly means no fan support for any of the teams nor the advantage of home ground. However, it didn't affect any player's performance. 

Every player has performed exceptionally well during these games and showed why they are best for their sides.

The basketball team's poll is released now. There are 25teams in this league. Many unbelievable changes happened this year. Everyone is quite shocked. As we know, basketball is a thrilling game, and anything can happen in a fraction of a second.

The underdog's list has been declared though it is unfortunate to know some teams did play well and are still listed as underdogs. Their home ground is the Curb event center. They had the title of the regular conference season championships in 2017, 2019, 2020. 

Best NCAA Basketball Underdogs:

  • Northwestern

  • VCU

  • Vanderbilt

  • St. Mary's 

  • Wichita State

  • Butler

  • George Mason

  • Coastal Carolina

  • Belmont

  • Harvard

  • Florida Atlantic

  • Long beach state

  • Kent State

  • Bethune-Cookman

  • Fairfield 


This team is very famous in the history of basketball. The group represents Fairfield University. They compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference of the NCAA Division. The current coach of Fairfields is Jay Young. Basketball fans call them stags—the red jersey suits on Fairfields. 


These wildcats compete in the NCAA Division and the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference. Ryan Ridder is their current coach. This team has been playing basketball since 1930. So, they have a significant era of basketball. Kevin Bradshaw is the star player at Bethune Cookman. They had won the conference regular-season championship in 2011 and 2918. Gold and Maroon are the two colors of their jersey. 

Kent State:

Kent State is one of the oldest intercollegiate teams in basketball. The group was founded in 1913. Kent State plays for Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, United States. This team is a member of the Mid American Conference. The team was established in 1913, and they played their first game in 1915. The current coach of this team is Rob sendoff. Their uniform is navy blue and gold color. 

Long Beach State:

The Long Beach State team is situated in California. This team plays for California State University. The team is currently competing in the Big West Conference. The team is playing under the coaching of Dan Monson. Their colors are black and golden. In 2006-07  they had won the big western conference championship.

Florida Atlantic:

This team represents Florida Atlantic University. Their home ground is Abessinio court in the FAU Arena, Florida campus. Their head coach is Dusty May. Florida Atlantic joined the conference USA in 2013. They wear blue jerseys for overseas matches. And their home Jersey is white. They began to play in the 1988-89 season. 


This team represents intercollegiate men's basketball at Harvard University. This team is competing in the ivy league in Division I of the intercollegiate athletic association. They are known as crimson. Their home ground is Lavietes Pavilion. They are playing under the guidance of Tommy Amaker.


In July 2012, the Belmont Bruins men's basketball team joined the Ohio Valley Conference. This team represents Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Their head coach is Casey Alexander. Their nickname is bruins. 

Coastal Carolina:

This team represents coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, United States. Every year, Coastal Carolina competes in the Sun Belt Conference. Cliff Ellis is their current head coach. They had not won since 2014. 

These are some listed underdogs. I must say you should give them a chance in the future. They will prove themselves. You can choose them while betting. I'm damn sure they will make you kill profit. 

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