University of Kansas LogoINeedMoreCreativity's Ballot for Preseason of 2019-20

Submitted on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 5:55PM EDT
RankTeamReason
1 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State Exceptional FF team from last year returning key pieces, a NPOY candidate in Ca$$ius Winston, and Tom Izzo. Easy number one team.
2 University of Kansas Logo Kansas This team is cash money ;) Expect stellar athleticism at PG and bigs. If some players can knock down 3s, this team will go far.
3 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky Reloading . . .
4 University of Louisville Logo Louisville Returning a good deal of solid minutes, great second year ahead for Chris Mack
5 University of Florida Logo Florida
6 Duke University Logo Duke Reloading . . . Expectations don't change for Coach K.
7 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina Not returning much but a stellar coach and good croots
8 University of Maryland, College Park Logo Maryland Returning just about everyone, over 80% of possessions used. I don't have much faith in Turgeon though.
9 Purdue University Logo Purdue Painter's underrated. Not great tourney results but he's finished top 10 each of the past three years.
10 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga Not returning much but a stellar coach and good croots
11 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech Throwing a team of role players together once again. Last year it worked out . . . well . . . to say the least. I won't doubt Beard again
12 Baylor University Logo Baylor I'm Scott Drew's number one hype man
13 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State Returning a plus group after a good year with a good coach.
14 University of Virginia Logo Virginia Drop off in talent from last year
15 Virginia Commonwealth University Logo VCU Returning basically everyone. Previous year's defense is a better predictor of team strength than offense, and last year's rams were #3.
16 Saint Mary's College of California Logo St. Mary's Returning 87% of minutes, should challenge Gonzaga for the WCC.
17 Villanova University Logo Villanova Expect incremental improvement from a down year for Nova. Great coach to say the least but the roster isn't very convincing -- guard play???
18 Seton Hall University Logo Seton Hall Returners and a NPOY candidate in Myles Powell
19 University of Arizona Logo Arizona Not a whole lot of continuation from last year, but those that do return are mostly seniors. Good incoming class.
20 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Logo Illinois Stellar at Stephen F Austin and OKST, Brad Underwood should be able to take a team full of returners to the next level
21 University of Oregon Logo Oregon
22 Xavier University Logo Xavier
23 University of Missouri Logo Missouri
24 Marquette University Logo Marquette
25 University of Memphis Logo Memphis Returning little. Stellar class but it takes a year+ for the 4 stars to turn into + contributors. Coach's resume just isn't there yet either