- Jeff Goodman, ESPN Insider
We recently looked at 10 X factor teams heading into the season, clubs that could surprise people. Now it’s time to take a look at 10 teams that may fall in 2013-14, whether it be out of the NCAA tournament, or just a dip from where they have been recently.
This one is easy. Jim Larranaga lost just about everyone of note from last season’s team that swept the ACC regular-season and tourney titles. Senior starters Durand Scott, Kenny Kadji, Trey McKinney Jones and the big man duo of Reggie Johnson and Julian Gamble all graduated -- and Shane Larkin took advantage of a strong season, bolted and became a first-round pick. The leading returning scorer is senior Rion Brown, who averaged a whopping 6.4 points per game last season.
Jeff Goodman looks at which programs are expected to be on the decline in 2013-14. Miami (FL), which loses most of its rotation from last season, tops the list.