A year in college basketball always holds its shocks. Teams picked to have a down year before the season starts can break out and become one of the most dominant teams in the nation.
There is always that team that loses a bunch of key members from their squad the year before, but still manages to hang on and have a great year, or teams with a lot of young talent that aren’t recognized as a threat before the year starts.
It is difficult to tell who these kinds of teams are going to be before the season gets under way, but when you look back at how the world thought these teams would do before the year started; there are almost no similarities between what we thought then and what we know now.
These are some teams that made the AP top 25 look really bad before the year started with their great play throughout this year.