8. Wake Forest: The forgotten tenant of Tobacco Road, Wake Forest faces a variety for challenges each season. The poaching of the region’s talent by North Carolina and Duke. High-level -- and often unrealistic expectations -- for a fan base that craves to compete against the Tar Heels and Blue Devils every year (see: NC State). Although the team has a strong history of success, it has struggled to continue that legacy since the death of Skip Prosser in 2007. Dino Gaudio started strong but finished poorly. Jeff Bzdelik will enter next season on the hot seat. But the Deacons did sign a top-25 recruiting class, a sign -- confirmed in the past -- that the program is still capable of drawing elite players.