In a college basketball season where Florida can go from winning every SEC game by 15 points to losing by double digits at Arkansas, staying hot over a long stretch can make the difference between a conference championship and an also-ran finish. While some top teams and players have excelled under the pressure of conference play, others have hit the skids just when they need to be at their best.
One squad that finds itself firmly in the latter category is the N.C. State Wolfpack. Four losses in their last six ACC games have knocked the preseason conference favorites out of the Top 25 altogether.
Read on for more on N.C. State’s troubles and the rest of the coldest (and hottest) teams and players in the country in early February.