Just as teams that are vulnerable to NCAA tournament upsets share certain characteristics, sturdy favorites -- such as North Carolina -- share statistical similarities.
The Jayhawks haven't finished outside of the class rankings' top 10 since 2012. Landing point guard Trae Young would assuredly keep that streak alive.
Northwestern coach Chris Collins has his team in line for its first-ever NCAA tourney berth. Does that make him deserving of coach of the year?