The five teams making up this list are five of the most successful teams not only recently, but also in the history of college basketball. For one reason or another, though, I don't believe they will have as much success in 2012-13 as they have been accustomed to or are expected to have.
Many of these teams have lost key players to the NBA draft and will have a hard time replacing them immediately. Other teams have unrealistic expectations based on gaining top recruiting classes for the upcoming year.
While I respect each of the programs listed here, as well as their head coaches, I will stand behind these predictions no matter how unpopular they may be to these teams' strong fanbases. I do not think that any of these squads will be bad teams this year, rather they just won't meet the expectations that experts have given them.
They all have the talent to advance deep into the NCAA tournament, as they have all done in recent history, but for whatever reason will underachieve. I look forward to addressing comments from fans of these respective teams.