The old adage that defense wins championships doesn’t always play out, but it certainly did in college basketball last season.
In a national championship game that featured Ken Pomeroy’s No. 1 rated pace-adjusted offensive team (Michigan) against his No. 1 rated pace-adjusted defense team (Louisville), the defense juggernaut came out on top of one of the more entertaining contests in years.
Those same Cardinals return enough talent to once again be considered among the sport’s elite on the less glamorous side of the ball. Read on to see how they and four other squads will become defensive juggernauts in the 2013-14 season.
*Remember, just because a team it not on this list does not mean it will not be a good defensive unit. All it means is that five isn’t a very big number.
All the information used in this slideshow courtesy of Ken Pomeroyick.