University of Minnesota LogoSleveMcDichael4's Ballot for Preseason of 2019-20

Submitted on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 2:13AM EDT
RankTeamReason
1 University of Kansas Logo Kansas I have zero clue what the NCAA is gonna do with these allegations, but so far it's been nothing, and this roster is loaded.
2 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State Langford is a huge loss but they're replacing him with a guy named Rockett Watts, which is the greatest name in the history of Earth.
3 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky Let's see if Sestina can bring the same production Travis brought last year in the same role.
4 Duke University Logo Duke I currently attend UNC grad school, and I did my undergrad at Minnesota (whom Jones and Hurt both spurned for this team). This'll be fun.
5 University of Louisville Logo Louisville Nwora returning is gigantic, but the real story here is Ryan McMahon: dingers for the Rockies in the summer; buckets for Mack in the winter.
6 University of Florida Logo Florida Blackshear grad transfer from VT pushes them over the top, but don't let it distract from how good their recruiting class is.
7 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina There was a shooting contest at Late Night with Roy and, at one point, they hit 3 out of 4 halfcourt shots. Let's see Duke pull that off.
8 University of Memphis Logo Memphis How will this roster fit together? Who cares, lol. If Calipari inherited this recruiting class, the team would be ranked in the top three.
9 Seton Hall University Logo Seton Hall I remember this time last year, when I thought losing Rodriguez and Delgado was gonna sink the ship. This time the whole team is back.
10 University of Virginia Logo Virginia As long as he's been given some non-terrible recruits (he has), I trust Bennett.
11 Villanova University Logo Villanova Great recruiting class + Gillespie running point + Wright coaching magic = profit
12 Utah State University Logo Utah State Merrill gets most of the buzz, but Queta is arguably better, and he probably had a spot on an NBA roster if he wanted it.
13 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga They won't be ridiculously unstoppable on offense like last year, but Tillie and Co. will still put the biscuit in the basket.
14 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech Beard has more than earned the benefit of the doubt despite the massive talent exodus.
15 Saint Mary's College of California Logo St. Mary's In a completely legitimate game that was in no way rigged, this team took down the juggernaut that was '19 Gonzaga. Almost everyone returns.
16 University of Maryland, College Park Logo Maryland I...I don't get it. I think people are underestimating how important Fernando was, and their newcomers this year don't inspire confidence.
17 University of Oregon Logo Oregon Pritchard still has eligibility? Really?
18 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State Kind of upset they took Justin Sueing -- the most Berkeley name possible -- from Cal.
19 University of Washington Logo Washington Is Hopkins an elite defensive coach or was Thybulle just that transcendent? Time to find out!
20 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Logo Illinois This team is being massively slept on. Nichols and Frazier are legit upperclassmen, and they somehow kept Dosunmu. They're gonna go dancing.
21 Virginia Commonwealth University Logo VCU Nobody will score on this team. If Evans didn't get injured in the postseason last year, they would have gotten a lot further than they did.
22 Baylor University Logo Baylor Teague is a good get in the transfer portal, and Clark can play a starring role this year.
23 University of Colorado Logo Colorado I'm pretty high on Wright, and I think this squad has a shot at the Pac-12 title if they can put it all together.
24 Purdue University Logo Purdue Painter gets a preseason spot on my ballot until he stops pulling rabbits out of his hat.
25 Marquette University Logo Marquette The Hausers deciding to bounce after Howard announced his return will never not be funny to me.