No conference has captured the unpredictable nature of this college basketball season quite like the ACC. The league is a talent-laden package of historically relevant programs that command a high level of national attention on an annual basis.
Universities and fans refuse to lower expectations in the ACC, even if there's a legitimate reason to expect a challenging season. Surprises are always part of the equation.
Conference front-runner Miami stunned many by stealing the spotlight, and college hoops enthusiasts across the country should circle the Hurricanes' March 2 matchup at Duke on their calender.
While the Blue Devils and 'Canes can consider themselves among the ACC elite and potential national title contenders, the same can't be said for the majority of conference members. Some championship dreams were derailed early, while others are unraveling during the final push toward postseason play.
Vital inefficiencies threaten to sink various ACC teams for a myriad of reasons. We shine the spotlight on the conference's 10 most disappointing developments during the 2012-13 campaign, ranking them by virtue of unexpectedness and severity.