The regular season ended yesterday, which means the playoffs are right around the corner. All of the 16 playoff-bound teams are hoping to make it to the championship series. But only the elite teams will succeed and make their mark in the postseason.
It's all about having the best players execute the coach's game plan to pull off big wins in crucial situations. There are always favorites because of successful regular seasons that carry on into the playoffs. But there are other squads that have to work harder because of regular-season losses that lowered their seeding.
The playoffs separate the boys from the men because winning the title is no easy test. There are always teams that don't play well on the big stage against tough competition. This year will be no different. Here are five teams most likely to face plant in the playoffs: