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Biggest Obstacle Facing Top College Basketball Contenders in 2014-15
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Every college basketball team in America can have their national championship hopes derailed by any number of issues. Entering the season, however, they all have very specific strengths and weaknesses for fans to point to and obsess over. (Yes, even you, Kentucky fans.)

No matter what the difficulties are facing your favorite team, rest assured that in most cases, it's not alone. Otherseven those among the eliteare dealing with similar issues.

The teams that can figure out how to surmount their weak spots and enter the NCAA tournament on a high are the ones most likely to finish a run to the national crown, much like UConn did in 2014.

Until the games start, though, these 10 issues look like they'll plague at least one of Bleacher Report's preseason top 25 teams. Who will be able to overcome?


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