No college basketball team is perfect.
Every preseason, select teams are anointed as the country's cream of the crop, prohibitive favorites to make a deep run into March and possibly win a national championship. Some years, a single squad is universally lauded as the nation's best. Others, a school or two rises from unranked obscurity to stake their claim as one of the NCAA's elite.
Hyped in October or not, history tells us that a given season's top basketball teams will eventually go through bumps in the road and show their warts. Growing pains of the country's elite are felt in November, the heart of conference play and even the days leading up to NCAA Tournament play.
What makes a true national title contender is whether a squad can truly overcome it's deficiencies or mask them by raising it's play in other areas. Because one thing is for sure, especially this season; if a team has an obvious, uncorrectable flaw, it will be exploited by opponents. Today, that's no big deal. In six weeks, though, its a different story.
Every school in the country – even top ranked and lone remaining undefeated Ohio State – has exhibited a potential achilles heel this season that could come back to haunt them come tourney time.