Commentary

ESPN.com's experts pick their sleeper teams

Originally Published: November 8, 2007
By ESPN.com

Remember Syracuse run from an unranked team in the preseason to the 2003 national championship? Or what about Florida's surprising run in 2005 for its first of two straight titles? Every season, the preseason polls and experts' picks and ballots come out, and every season, one team gets overlooked.

So who are the sleeper teams this season? The ESPN.com experts weigh in.

ESPN.com's Experts' Picks
ESPN.com Sleeper teams

Jay Bilas
Davidson, Providence, Saint Joseph's, Western Kentucky, Xavier
Davidson      Providence     Saint Joseph's      Western Kentucky      Xavier

Pat Forde
Arkansas, Butler, UConn, Davidson, Western Kentucky
Arkansas      Butler     UConn      Davidson      Western Kentucky

Fran Fraschilla
Clemson, Georgia, Missouri, Western Kentucky, Xavier
Clemson      Georgia     Missouri      Western Kentucky      Xavier

Andy Glockner
Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Rhode Island, Vanderbilt, Western Michigan
Mississippi State      Notre Dame     Rhode Island      Vanderbilt      Western Michigan

Doug Gottlieb
Clemson, Fresno State, Mississippi State, Saint Joseph's, UC Santa Barbara
Clemson      Fresno State     Mississippi State      Saint Joseph's      UC Santa Barbara

Andy Katz
Florida, George Mason, Ohio State, Providence, WIsconsin
Florida      George Mason     Ohio State      Providence      Wisconsin

Joe Lunardi
Clemson, Houston, Missouri, Notre Dame, Utah
Clemson      Houston     Missouri      Notre Dame      Utah

Reggie Rankin
Minnesota, Ohio University, Saint Louis, UAB, West Virginia
Minnesota     Ohio University      Saint Louis      UAB      West Virginia

Mark Schlabach
Arkansas, Clemson, Providence, Saint Joseph's, VCU
Arkansas     Clemson      Providence      Saint Joseph's      VCU

Dick Vitale
Mississippi State, Notre Dame, NC State, Washington, Xavier
Mississippi State     Notre Dame      NC State      Washington      Xavier

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