Top 10 X-factor teams for 2013-14

Roy Devyn Marble, Nick Faust and Johnny O'Bryant all play for teams that could surprise this season. USA TODAY Sports, Icon SMI

With the July recruiting period in the rearview mirror, it’s time to now start focusing on college hoops again. Sure, we’ll still touch on recruiting at times in this space -- and also NBA topics -- but the primary focus will be college basketball.

With that, we take a look at 10 teams that are sliding under the radar a bit heading into the 2013-14 campaign. These are X factor clubs that could be nationally relevant and alter conference championship races.

1. Iowa Hawkeyes