University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logointronexondna's Ballot for Preseason of 2019-20

Submitted on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 5:02PM EDT
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1 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State No real explanation necessary, they're loaded. Cassius is a likely NPOY and they've got the pieces around him to win.
2 University of Kansas Logo Kansas Dotson should challenge Cassius for NPOY honors. I love the depth they've got and I feel like their frontcourt will be terrific.
3 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky A very deep team that I believe will challenge for the #1 overall seed, I wanna see how the freshman develop. Good returning players though.
4 University of Louisville Logo Louisville Nwora is one of the best players in the country and he is surrounded with great players. I think they'll win the ACC
5 University of Florida Logo Florida Kerry Blackshear turned them into an SEC contender. I love the experience they bring.
6 Duke University Logo Duke I'm a little lower, bias aside, because I don't think they have good scoring. Should be great defensivley
7 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina UNC will go as far as Cole takes them. Aside from that, finding other scorers will be the main focus
8 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga Its sad they lost Norvell, but I think Tillie is fantastic and they should finish with 2-3 losses.
9 Villanova University Logo Villanova They've lost a little more than I thought they would but they have excellent incoming recruits. I expect them to be great.
10 University of Maryland, College Park Logo Maryland I don't really trust Mark Turgeon, but the talent is certainly there
11 Seton Hall University Logo Seton Hall Myles Powell
12 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech
13 University of Memphis Logo Memphis Extremely talented but will Penny make it work? I don't know
14 University of Virginia Logo Virginia I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt here, I don't know if they have any real scoring threats
15 Baylor University Logo Baylor I don't think they'll challenge Kansas for the XII, though I think they can hand them a loss. I think they'll be a 3 seed/2 seed sleeper
16 University of Oregon Logo Oregon Payton Pritchard is a solid starting point guard and they have good talent around him
17 Utah State University Logo Utah State I feel like this is the team that could surprise people and pull a 2014 Wichita State
18 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State Unfortunately didn't return as much as they could, they should still be decent.
19 University of Arizona Logo Arizona
20 Xavier University Logo Xavier
21 Saint Mary's College of California Logo St. Mary's
22 Louisiana State University Logo LSU
23 Purdue University Logo Purdue
24 Wichita State University Logo Wichita State
25 Auburn University Logo Auburn