University of Wisconsin-Madison Logogiddy_up_up's Ballot for Preseason of 2019-20

Submitted on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 10:51AM EDT
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1 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State The most complete team on paper to start the year. Langford news stings, but in 18-19 showed they can win without him. Shooting could be a ?
2 University of Kansas Logo Kansas Excellent 1-2 punch w/ Doke & Dotson. Lineup versatility exists but will expect a more traditional Kansas lineup with 2 bigs.
3 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky This team will thrive with its athleticism and defensive capabilities
4 Duke University Logo Duke Tre Jones needs to be the unquestioned leader of the team for this team to succeed. Great incoming class, but not like last year...
5 University of Florida Logo Florida The Blackshear addition catapults this team to a top tier contender.
6 University of Louisville Logo Louisville Excellent coach, all-star type player in Nwora, and a balanced and deep team have me excited about Louisville this year.
7 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina Cole Anthony will be great. We know what we're getting from NC. Lost a lot from last year so the new pieces need to step up.
8 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga The front line is massive, Mark Few cannot be questioned, and the frosh and transfers should be plug n play
9 University of Maryland, College Park Logo Maryland This team has got it all on paper -- I'm going to close my eyes and hope Turgeon can put it all together...not holding my breath tho
10 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech I have confidence in Chris Beard adjusting with the new personnel this year. Shot creation duties are a question and Ramsey needs to be good
11 University of Virginia Logo Virginia Defense and Tony Bennett will keep this team towards the top of the ACC but I have some concerns on the offensive end
12 Baylor University Logo Baylor Again, you have to love this team on paper. A ton of depth and lineup flexiblity -- just hoping that Scott Drew can push the right buttons
13 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State Solid squad that's may end up being one of the more consistent teams in the country. I half expect them to be in the 10-15 range all-season
14 Villanova University Logo Villanova In Jay Wright I trust, but who's the "next man up" for this Nova squad?
15 Seton Hall University Logo Seton Hall Myles Powell will be electric, but I'm not sure how much better this team will be this season
16 Florida State University Logo Florida State Leonard Hamilton has built a rock solid program that I have confidence in. Gimme that length and floor general Trent Forrest all day
17 University of Memphis Logo Memphis I'm excited to see Penny and the hype-show that is Memphis, but I need to see it before I believe it
18 Xavier University Logo Xavier Rock-solid foundation and veteran leadership is back from last year
19 University of Houston Logo Houston The Quentin Grimes news gives this team a much higher floor and an offensive weapon to add to what should be another great defense
20 Louisiana State University Logo LSU This squad feels so eerily similar to last years and Wade could recreate some of the success this year as well
21 University of Oregon Logo Oregon Pritchard will be the leader and this team looks to be as good defensively as it was at the end of last year -- can Altman put it together?
22 Virginia Commonwealth University Logo VCU The defense should be every bit as good this year as it was last year. Let's hope Marcus Evans can stay healthy.
23 Utah State University Logo Utah State Easily a must watch team this year -- Craig Smith's offense is fun to watch and they have 2 studs in Sam Merrill and Neemias Queta
24 Saint Mary's College of California Logo St. Mary's They should compete at the top of the WCC with the likes of Jordan Ford and Malik Fitts, but will ultimately fall short of Zaga yet again
25 Purdue University Logo Purdue Matt Painter has earned a reputation not to count the Boilermakers out despite the lost talent. Great coach who should put it together again