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Looking Ahead: Five Mid-Major Programs Poised for Success in 2015-16

Thomas Walkup and the rest of the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks have wreaked havoc on the rest of the Southland Conference over the past few seasons. In 2015-16, there are no signs of the Lumberjacks slowing down.
Thomas Walkup and the rest of the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks have wreaked havoc on the rest of the Southland Conference over the past few seasons. In 2015-16, there are no signs of the Lumberjacks slowing down.

Year in and year out, there are several mid-major programs who make a name for themselves on the national stage. Whether they upset a power conference opponent on the road, or put together a lengthy winning streak, thee are a few mid-major teams that catch the eye of basketball fans everywhere.

Commonly referred to as ‘Cinderella’ teams when the NCAA Tournament comes along, these are the teams that fans root for once their favourite team is eliminated, or their bracket is completely busted.

However, before teams receive the label of Cinderella, they have to put in work during the regular season. Year after year, there are a handful of mid-major teams that stand out above the rest in terms of success.

Below you can find five mid-major programs who look to be the cream of the crop when it comes to talented programs for the 2015-16 season. If any of these teams make the field of 68 for the NCAA Tournament, they all could be deserving of the Cinderella label.
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