University of Memphis Logojhall901's Ballot for Preseason of 2019-20

Submitted on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 1:43PM EDT
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1 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State Losing Langford indefinitely is definitely a blow, but the remaining (and returning talent) is still overwhelming.
2 University of Kansas Logo Kansas With trouble looming, the 'Hawks have a chip on their shoulder and something to prove.
3 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky Same story, different season.
4 Duke University Logo Duke Coach K is going to Coach K.
5 University of Florida Logo Florida The last time Florida was ranked this high, they won the Championship. They're going to get reminded of that all season and play like it.
6 University of Louisville Logo Louisville Chris Mack is the man, but his backcourt is going to have to step up if they're going to be a #1-seed in March.
7 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga Mark Few and the Zags will run through the conference as usual and be top-10 all year.. (**St. Marys has entered the chat**)
8 University of Memphis Logo Memphis Penny has a lot to prove, and he may just have the players to prove it. Memphis likes being doubted and opposing teams will suffer from it.
9 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina Coach Williams will have, maybe, the best 1-and-5 duo in the country, but they have a lot of conference competition.
10 University of Virginia Logo Virginia The reigning champs have lost a lot, but they haven't lost their chip and they haven't lost their coach.
11 Villanova University Logo Villanova
12 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech Still reeling from the high of last season, Beard and the Boys are out to prove something.
13 Seton Hall University Logo Seton Hall
14 University of Oregon Logo Oregon If N'Faly Dante were eligible, they would be a top-10 team entering the season, but he isn't and they arent.
15 University of Maryland, College Park Logo Maryland Change the name on the jersey and this isn't a top-ten team.
16 Baylor University Logo Baylor
17 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State
18 Utah State University Logo Utah State
19 Xavier University Logo Xavier
20 Saint Mary's College of California Logo St. Mary's They'll be playing catch-up with Gonzaga all season, but beating them once and posting a 20+ win season guarantees a tournament spot.
21 Louisiana State University Logo LSU A team of second chances, with a coach of second chances, will try to make the most of a second chance.
22 University of Arizona Logo Arizona
23 Auburn University Logo Auburn Coach has matured a ton, and his kids drink his kool-aid. Keep doubting them and they'll keep proving you wrong.
24 Purdue University Logo Purdue
25 University of Houston Logo Houston Picked to win they're conference by many -- and its a tough conference -- Houston deserves to be in the top-25.