Wake Forest University Logohainesj2's Ballot for Preseason of 2019-20

Submitted on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 8:27AM EDT
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1 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State Returns best player in college basketball at most important position. Mix with top 5 coach and strong front court.
2 University of Kansas Logo Kansas Best team 1-5. TBD how Adidas issues change season outlook.
3 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky Calipari. Tough guards. What level of contribution will Sestina give?
4 University of Florida Logo Florida Nembhard + frosh class + blackshear
5 Duke University Logo Duke Highly touted class. Coach K.
6 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga Higher here than most. Think Petrusev dominates all year. If Tillie can stay healthy, first title.
7 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina Cole Anthony.
8 University of Louisville Logo Louisville Top 10 team all year but when it comes to expectations, Mack doesn't deliver.
9 University of Virginia Logo Virginia Jay Huff breakout year.
10 Villanova University Logo Villanova Jay Wright.
11 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State Returns most of starting lineup + DJ Carton. Might take a few stumbles early. expect them to be second weekend.
12 University of Memphis Logo Memphis We will see...
13 Baylor University Logo Baylor Is Scott Drew a good coach? *Mark Titus voice*
14 Louisiana State University Logo LSU Nice nucleus + Trendon Watford
15 Xavier University Logo Xavier Steele takes huge leap with returning talent. Nahji pushes for All BE
16 University of Oregon Logo Oregon Won't know full potention to dante get eleigible. all the pieces to make a run to final 4 on defense and athleticism
17 University of Arizona Logo Arizona Nico Mannion and Sean Miller redemption tour
18 Utah State University Logo Utah State Based of Queta coming back healthy. Merril can carry till then.
19 Seton Hall University Logo Seton Hall I believe over hyped but still have best player in the BE and possible AA
20 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech Tough defense, we will see how offense develops
21 Saint Mary's College of California Logo St. Mary's Finally has a schedule so when they lose to Gonzaga, not on bubble.
22 Purdue University Logo Purdue Painter is something.
23 University of Washington Logo Washington Super athletic. Will see how Thybulle is replaced and how quade grew in year off.
24 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Logo Illinois Ayo
25 Auburn University Logo Auburn Final 4 run - have to mention in preseason poll boost.