It is easy for Duke fans to get caught up in the hype of a potential national championship repeat.
For starters, you bring back two key components from last year's title team, as well as a few other role players expected to step up into important starting roles.
You have a talented and young core of guards with athleticism and playmaking and shooting ability. Throw in a Hall of Fame coach, and voila—you have the makings of a contender.
But to play Devil's advocate for a moment, what would cause this seemingly invincible group of Blue Devils to falter? What would cause the preseason favorite of every magazine, sports agency and expert, except for the Sporting News (they picked Michigan State), to not win it all?
Here is why.
Note: This is merely a hypothetical and not at all a prediction of what will come for the 2010-11 season.