Two years ago, Syracuse went 19-12 in the regular season. The Orange went 9-9 in the ACC, lost their lone conference tournament game, and entered the NCAA tournament losing five of their last six.

They’d go on to make the Final Four, downing teams like Gonzaga and Virginia along the way. We don’t get a surprise Final Four team every year. But it happens often enough that it’s fun to try and predict the next one.

You shouldn’t expect any of the teams below to make the Final Four. But don’t be shocked if it happens.

Here are six darkhorse Final Four contenders.

*Seton Hall

Seton Hall isn’t sexy. There’s no hotshot freshman coming in. The Pirates haven’t won an NCAA tournament game since 2004.

But this team is experienced, and good. Seton Hall returns its top four scorers from a 21-win group, including Angel Delgado, who averaged 15.2 points and 13.1 rebounds last year. Delgado, Khadeen Carrington, Desi Rodriguez and Myles Powell combined to average 58.6 points and 23.6 rebounds. Not even Villanova, the clear Big East favorite, returns that kind of veteran firepower.

Every 2017 Final Four team had a veteran star and other upperclassmen contributors. Oregon paired Jordan Bell and Dylan Ennis with Dillon Brooks. Gonzaga had Jordan Mathews and Przemek Karnowski to go with Nigel Williams-Goss. South Carolina had Duane Notice to complement Sindarius Thornwell, while Justin Jackson and Joel Berry were both studs for North Carolina.

The point here is that Delgado is as good, if not better, than the names mentioned above, while Carrington and Rodriguez are ideal secondary pieces.

Seton Hall checks every box. The Pirates could win 25-plus games this year based on development and continuity.

We’ll see if it translates to March success. That’s eluded them lately.

*Texas A&M

On one hand, A&M barely finished above .500 last season and went 8-10 in an SEC. Final Four aspirations seem lofty.

On the other, the Aggies are just so talented. In a schoolyard pick, you could count the number of guys that would be taken before Robert Williams on one hand.

Williams is a unicorn. He blocks shots. He has a feathery touch from mid-range; if he can extend his jumper out to 3-point land, pity the foes who have to defend him. Williams skies for acrobatic dunks, can defend five positions, and improves by the game. It’s accurate to say he’s a building block. It also undersells his talent. In the right situation, he can be transcendent.