The least valuable college basketball teams playing in March Madness

Being the least lucrative team has never meant less on the outcome of a tournament than it does in March Madness. Take the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles as a recent example. Florida Gulf Coast men's basketball generates just $2,935,004 in revenue but made a magical run to the regional semifinal in 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament, the team's first-ever tournament appearance.

Thus, how much a team is worth doesn't spell your fate in March Madness. Here's a look at the 10 least valuable teams in Division I men's basketball to make the 2017 NCAA Basketball Tournament, according to the U.S. Department of Education. One of them just could be a Cinderella story this year.

Here's a look at what the 10 least valuable teams to make it into the tournament are worth:

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