Conference play has just begun in college basketball. Most teams are still coming off a fairly light non-conference schedule in which they feasted on under-matched opponents in order to improve their ranking.
Because of that, many teams have records that don’t quite measure up to their skill level. But now, as the competition gets tougher, teams will begin to show their true colors.
Many young teams will soon discover whether their players have matured enough to endure the grind of conference play, while others will learn just how well their veterans can step up and lead a team.
For some teams, the end of the season will be too hard to handle. Teams that are currently in line for NCAA tournament berths are in for a rude awakening.
Here are the top candidates for a late-season collapse.