Villanova University Logoalexpieguy's Ballot for Preseason of 2019-20

Submitted on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 9:41AM EDT
1 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State Backcourt is the best in the business, with returning All-American Cassius Winston. This team is primed for another final four run.
2 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky Great recruiting class in addition to some solid veterans returning. If MSU isn't the best team in the nation, there's a good chance UK is.
3 University of Kansas Logo Kansas A bit of a down year last year, with Azubuike, Dotson, and De Sousa being ruled eligible, KU should return to championship form.
4 University of Louisville Logo Louisville Louisville will return to national prominence with top transfer Lamarr Kimble and a good bit of help from some 4 and 5 stars.
5 Villanova University Logo Villanova 3 starters returning and a top 5 recruiting class. Back court depth is an issue, but If you thought Nova was gone, think again.
6 Duke University Logo Duke No Zion, RJ, or Reddish but they have another top class that will join Tre Jones. Probably not as much ESPN coverage.
7 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina Cole Anthony will be ESPN's next play thing in the CBB world, but UNC has replenished well with top recruits and grad transfers.
8 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech I refuse to doubt them again. A lot of turnover, but Chris Beard is still head coach. Tortillas go in, Big 12 runner ups?? go out!
9 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga A lot of new faces here. The last time Gonzaga was in this situation, they made the final four. Perhaps they can do it again?
10 Baylor University Logo Baylor A sleeper to win the Big 12 and get to the final four. Baylor has loads of returning experience and talent.
11 Seton Hall University Logo Seton Hall Myles Powell.
12 University of Oregon Logo Oregon Dana Altman is great and getting his roster replenished in the summer off season. Might take a while to warm up like last year.
13 University of Washington Logo Washington Washington has 3 McDonald's All Americans on its roster. Even though losing 2 draft picks will hurt, their frontcourt is the best in the P12
14 University of Memphis Logo Memphis Potentially top 5. Potentially another year away. The talent is there, but are the wins there too?
15 University of Maryland, College Park Logo Maryland Really talented but Mark Turgeon is head coach, so don't be shocked if they underachieve with that talent.
16 Utah State University Logo Utah State They pretty much return everyone from a team that was an 8 seed last year. Watch out for this team in march.
17 University of Virginia Logo Virginia Virginia lost their 3 best players, and they won't be as good as last year. But Tony Bennett has built up a nice program, they will be fine.
18 University of Florida Logo Florida Another team with high potential, and if Blackshear continues to be a hit, this team can win the SEC from Kentucky.
19 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State Best recruiting class in the conference will help of the Wesson brothers. They are fairly inexperienced, however.
20 Xavier University Logo Xavier They finished off strong last season, welcome back plenty of players, and bring in a top 20 class. A sleeper pick for the Big East.
21 Virginia Commonwealth University Logo VCU VCU brings back almost everyone from their A-10 regular season championship team last year. 3 point shooting is still a concern, however.
22 University of Arizona Logo Arizona Arizona's talent is the best in the Pac 12, as it has been for years, but the FBI and NCAA loom large.
23 Auburn University Logo Auburn A good recruiting class and a good coach will get you a bid. Final four again? Bit of a stretch.
24 Creighton University Logo Creighton Gonna be a fun and exciting team, as almost all of their scoring returns. It will also be fun to see opposing teams do the same to them.
25 Louisiana State University Logo LSU Will Wade returns from suspension with a squad loaded with talent. Next 5 out: Saint Mary's, Wichita State, Davidson, Providence, Harvard