We are a few weeks into conference play in college basketball, which gives us enough of a sample size to see which teams should be considered legitimate contenders for their league titles and which will end up far down in the standings.
There are plenty of surprises near the top of several conferences, but just as noticeable are the absence of schools that were expected to be in the hunt.
For most, the season is not lost, as almost every conference invites every team into its postseason tournament. However, the slow start has put many perceived top teams into an early bind.
Here's our look at some of the biggest underachievers in college basketball so far during the 2013-14 season. The teams that made this dubious list were projected, either by their conference's coaches or media, to finish among the top few spots in the league standings, and their ranking is based on the difference between their expected performance and what's occurred to this point.