When we're making our preseason college basketball predictions, we think we know the teams and players we're projecting. We try to find our favorite breakout candidates, overhyped stars with bust potential and teams that'll come out of the woodwork to succeed.
And sometimes, the players and teams show us something different.
This week's Associated Press Top 25 teams have each shown us something over the course of the past three months. Some are reinforcing widely held truths, some have been major revelations, and some have just made us scratch our heads.
These lessons and storylines have all made the smart fan pay attention to teams nowhere near his or her geographic area, and when that happens, it's good for the game.
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