First, a confession: this picture of Marquette's Todd Mayo is deliberately misleading. This list of teams will not feature the Golden Eagles. The picture merely fit the appropriate mood of defeat and dejection.
Got the attention, though, didn't it?
After Saturday's demoralizing loss to Ohio State, Marquette looks far from an NCAA tournament team. Shooting 18.9 percent in any game, even one against a defensive buzzsaw like the Buckeyes, is alarming.
Still, it's only the third game of the season, and head coach Buzz Williams has richly earned his reputation for maximizing his talent. Marquette should be fine by the midpoint of Big East play.
Other teams, however, may not be quite so lucky. These eight schools were in the 2013 NCAA tournament, but attrition and realignment make a return trip extremely difficult. It's still early, but these teams have already shown disturbing signs.