Big Ten preview: Rebuilt Maryland has national title look

Maryland coach Mark Turgeon ha engineered a masterful turnaround that has the Terrapins near the top of the national rankings. Greg Bartram/USA TODAY Sports

To say the 2014-15 Wisconsin Badgers were a once-in-a-decade group is not an exaggeration. The Badgers were just that good.

Think about it: After a dominant three-loss regular season and a conference championship sweep, national player of the year Frank Kaminsky & Co. averaged 1.28 points per possession. They scored 85 points in 64 possessions against Arizona. They torched previously untouchable Kentucky for 71 points in 58 possessions. They finished the season with the highest adjusted offensive efficiency rating in the 14-year history of the kenpom.com database. They were the logical, systemic peak of Bo Ryan's uber-consistent tenure. They were funny, they were a joy to watch and they appeared unstoppable -- right up until the moment Duke stopped them and broke every Badgers fan's heart.