The assumption in early November was that the ACC would be the best conference in America, but two months later, it doesn’t even rank among the top three.
Kansas guard Andrew Wiggins isn’t the No. 1 player in the nation. Heck, with the emergence of center Joel Embiid, he may not even be the best player on his own team.
Then there’s Kentucky. The Wildcats, who opened the season atop the Associated Press poll, aren’t nearly as good as we thought—yet there are hints they could be by March.
No one can deny that the 2013-14 season has been fun—and unpredictable—thus far. Even more exciting is that there is plenty more to come, as teams across America begin to dive into their league schedules.
Still, before we jump ahead, let’s look back at some of the highs and lows of the nonconference season and hand out a few awards for the players and teams that made it so memorable.