One Reason Why Each Top 25 College Basketball Team Won't Win It All in 2013-14

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One Reason Why Each Top 25 College Basketball Team Won't Win It All in 2013-14
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It has only been 40 calendar days since the college basketball season began, and yet every single team in the Top 25 has given us a reason to doubt its ability to win it all this year.

Inevitably a champion will be crowned, and it will almost certainly come from this pool of 25 teams. In fact, each of the last 10 national champions was ranked in the top seven of the AP Poll in Week 7 of its respective championship season, so best of luck to the 344 teams who don't fit that description.

However, whoever pulls it off will be overcoming at least one serious red flag.

It's yet to be determined whether it will be Arizona fighting through difficulties in the transition game, Syracuse withstanding the need for Trevor Cooney to hit triples in bunches or Louisville repeating as champion by solving its woes at the free-throw line.

There are still a handful of undefeated records around the nation, but one thing is for certain.

Nobody's perfect.

 

*Unless otherwise noted, all statistics on the following slides are current through the start of play on Tuesday, December 17.

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