Predicting the Biggest Underachieving Teams for the 2014-15 CBB Season

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Predicting the Biggest Underachieving Teams for the 2014-15 CBB Season
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Both Dayton and Syracuse head into the 2014-15 season with high expectations. But will they be able to meet those goals and avoid being labeled an underachiever?

We're smack dab in the middle of college basketball's offseason, that long stretch from early April until mid-November when there are no games to keep us entertained. Instead, it's a time reserved a little bit for past reflection, but it's mostly devoted to future expectations.

In other words, hype and hope.

While offseason projections and predictions naturally tend to skew toward the positive, offering fanbases unbridled optimism for the upcoming season, the hard reality is that some teams aren't going to do as well as projected. Based on their expectations heading into the 2014-15 season, anything less than results in line with such projections will result in getting slapped with the dreaded "underachiever" label.

This doesn't mean they'll finish below .500 or miss the tournament, but it does mean they'll fail to meet the expectations that get lumped on them during the offseason.

Here's my prediction of the 10 biggest underachieving teams for the 2014-15 season.

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