Iowa State University LogoSenior_Chang's Ballot for Preseason of 2019-20

Submitted on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 11:30PM EDT
1 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State Returning a lot of talent and Cassius is a POTY candidate
2 Duke University Logo Duke Getting the nod above Kentucky because Kentucky seems to take a few games to gel usually.
3 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky Another year, another reloaded Kentucky team.
4 University of Kansas Logo Kansas
5 University of Florida Logo Florida Adding a great talent in Blackshear
6 University of Virginia Logo Virginia I normally like to rank reigning champ number 1, but they lose so much coming in to this year. Still talented and have great coach.
7 University of Louisville Logo Louisville
8 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga I've learned to never doubt Mark Few. They'll inevitably be in discussion for a great seed come tourney time and we'll all argue their SoS.
9 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina
10 University of Maryland, College Park Logo Maryland Lots of hype coming into the year, but will they meet tournament expectations under Turgeon?
11 Villanova University Logo Villanova
12 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech Again, I tend to reward previous season success some amount in the preseason poll, but this is still a fair rank. Strong program.
13 University of Memphis Logo Memphis Really looking forward to seeing what Hardaway can do with this team.
14 University of Oregon Logo Oregon Will Oregon improve Pac 12 perceptions ?
15 Seton Hall University Logo Seton Hall
16 Purdue University Logo Purdue Hasn't been a lot of talk about Purdue, but I would not be surprised to see them do well.
17 Baylor University Logo Baylor
18 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State
19 Auburn University Logo Auburn
20 Utah State University Logo Utah State
21 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee Rick Barnes
22 Xavier University Logo Xavier
23 Marquette University Logo Marquette
24 Virginia Commonwealth University Logo VCU
25 University of Arizona Logo Arizona honorable mentions: LSU, Washington, Houston