We’ve all heard the saying “when it rains, it pours.”
It generally means that when things are going bad, they go really bad.
And if you expand the meaning of this phrase to include good things as well, there might not be a better sport that typifies this idiom than college basketball.
Every year teams from around the country are lauded with praise before the season starts. We look to the preseason polls to tell us which ones are contenders and which ones don’t have much of a shot.
But as the season creeps toward March, there are always a few teams that seem to have everything go right and others that seem to have everything go wrong.
There is only one outcome that awaits each team in the Top 25. While it’s almost definitely somewhere in the middle of the best and worst case scenario, it can be interesting to take a look at where each of these teams would be if both the best and worst case scenarios were to take place.
So as the college basketball season gets underway, let's take a look at how the season will unfold for each team in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, under both the best and worst case scenarios.
Remember, these best-and-worst case scenarios are more for fun than anything else. The likelihood of them happening is based on the idea that when it rains, it pours.