Stanford University LogoPNWSwag's Ballot for Preseason of 2019-20

Submitted on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6:51PM EDT
RankTeamReason
1 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State Langford's injury casts some doubt, but they have the talent to weather his absence
2 University of Kansas Logo Kansas If we can finally see the front line free from injury and scandal, the Jayhawks will be fearsome
3 University of Florida Logo Florida Nembhard and Blackshear are as good a one-two punch as there is in the country
4 University of Louisville Logo Louisville Chris Mack is a great coach, and Nwora is one of the best returning talents anywhere
5 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky Another young Kentucky team has me skeptical, but grad transfer Sestina could be an x-factor
6 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga There are question marks with so many new pieces, but the "secret" scrimmage suggests early gelling
7 Purdue University Logo Purdue They lost a lot of talent, but return a good group of veterans
8 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina Anthony and Bacot seem like the real deal, and Pierce could surprise people
9 Duke University Logo Duke Getting consistency from AOC and DeLaurier would go a long way
10 University of Virginia Logo Virginia They might be rebuilding, but I expect them to be competitive
11 Villanova University Logo Villanova I like their freshman class a lot, and extra experience could shrug off major departures
12 University of Oregon Logo Oregon A lot will depend on if Dante is eligible for Pac-12 play, but don't bet against Altman
13 Saint Mary's College of California Logo St. Mary's Trading out Hunter for Menzies and returning everyone else should mean a big year in Moraga
14 University of Maryland, College Park Logo Maryland If Turgeon is going to do something, this would be a good year
15 Seton Hall University Logo Seton Hall They might have the best pair of Myles' ever
16 University of Memphis Logo Memphis I think Wiseman is great, but I have reservations on their youth movement for this year
17 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State CJ Walker could be a major addition
18 University of Arizona Logo Arizona Elite freshman class, and Hazzard and Gettings are impact transfers
19 Utah State University Logo Utah State Duos as good as Merrill and Queta seldom return to school these days
20 University of Texas at Austin Logo Texas Andrew Jones is healthy, and there's talent returning
21 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech Moretti was an underrated part last year, and Holyfield is an intriguing addition
22 University of Washington Logo Washington Lots of new faces, but two five-star bigs and Quade Green could make noise
23 Virginia Commonwealth University Logo VCU The Rams return almost everyone from last year's 8 seed
24 Florida State University Logo Florida State They won't be as physically imposing, but there's still a lot to like
25 University of Colorado Logo Colorado Buffs were hot to end '19, and they get Walton back