University of Virginia Logotaukapp's Ballot for Preseason of 2019-20

Submitted on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 10:00PM EDT
1 University of Kansas Logo Kansas Dotson and Azubuike one of the best 1-2 punches I can think of.
2 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State Langford being out puts them slightly behind Kansas for me.
3 University of Louisville Logo Louisville Combination of experience, good incoming freshman class, and Chris Mack has me very high on them this season.
4 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky Love the returning players (especially Hagans) and of course the freshmen.
5 Duke University Logo Duke Probably a bit lower than most, not totally sold on this specific class fixing their big shooting problem, they could be very deep, though.
6 University of Florida Logo Florida I think the exciting freshmen and experience of Blackshear make them a serious SEC contender with Kentucky.
7 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina Love Roy and Cole Anthony, interested to see how the grad transfers handle playing in the ACC.
8 Villanova University Logo Villanova Bummed Antoine is injured, but I can't bet against Jay Wright.
9 University of Virginia Logo Virginia Hoping Mamadi and Jay bring the scoring punch, guard depth a big concern for me, though.
10 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga If Tillie Stays healthy could be higher.
11 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State High on this team, really like what Holtmann has put together, definite Big Ten Contender.
12 University of Maryland, College Park Logo Maryland Definite potential, but I'm always dubious of Turgeon and curious to see how Smith plays without Fernando.
13 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech Worried about their interior defense, but I trust Beard about as well as anyone.
14 University of Oregon Logo Oregon Lot of new pieces, but that defense last March was one of the best I've ever seen. Definitely scary if they can replicate it.
15 University of Memphis Logo Memphis Extremely interested in this team. Looking to see if Penny can coach as well as recruit.
16 Baylor University Logo Baylor One team I don't know a ton about but can't ignore what they have coming back.
17 Seton Hall University Logo Seton Hall A lot coming back and Powell is awesome. Maybe a little low but I like the teams above a bit more.
18 Xavier University Logo Xavier Four starters back including Naji Marshall is a good recipe.
19 Utah State University Logo Utah State Won't pretend like I watched many of their games last season, but I know Merrill is a stud
20 Louisiana State University Logo LSU I don't consider Wade a great coach, but he's put together a really nice team.
21 Virginia Commonwealth University Logo VCU A lot returning, and they may have been the best defensive team I saw in person last year outside of Virginia.
22 Auburn University Logo Auburn I think Bruce has fully built this program into a consistent winner.
23 University of Washington Logo Washington Pumped to watch McDaniels and Stewart.
24 University of Arizona Logo Arizona Hoping Nico and Green turn out to be awesome.
25 Purdue University Logo Purdue I'm wondering how they'll go about replacing the scoring/shooting of Carsen and Cline, but I think Matt Painter is an excellent coach.