Pennsylvania State University LogoMetaKoopa99's Ballot for Week 5 of 2019-20

Submitted on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 12:07AM EST
1 University of Michigan Logo Michigan (NEW) Yep. From unranked to No. 1 in a week. Michigan is 7-0 with wins over Gonzaga, UNC, Iowa State and Creighton. Best résumé in the land.
2 University of Louisville Logo Louisville (0) The No. 2 team stays put. If not for Michigan's insane week, Louisville would have been No. 1. Top two teams play each other on Tuesday.
3 University of Virginia Logo Virginia (0) Virginia is something else. Held Maine to 14 points in the first half and two fewer in the second. Would like to see more points though.
4 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State (+1) The Buckeyes are dominating. Every win but one has been by 19 points or more. All of the top four teams belong to the ACC and Big Ten.
5 University of Kansas Logo Kansas (+4) Kansas has played very, very well since the Week 1 loss to Duke. That includes a wild overtime victory over Dayton in Maui last week.
6 University of Maryland, College Park Logo Maryland (+6) I was skeptical of Maryland at first, but I'm a believer now. A 21-point stomping of Marquette is what finally flips the switch for me.
7 University of Arizona Logo Arizona (+4) Wake Forest and Pepperdine gave them more trouble than you'd like to see, but wins are wins. Other teams losing gives Arizona a jump.
8 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina (-2) A relatively close loss to red-hot Michigan followed by a great win over Oregon. A small drop seems like a fair deal for the Tar Heels.
9 San Diego State University Logo San Diego State (+16) If you haven't been paying attention to SDSU, it's time to start. Big win over Creighton + comeback win over Iowa = third best résumé.
10 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga (-6) A loss to Michigan is understandable. An 18-point loss to Michigan is less so. The Zags get penalized heavier than UNC because of it.
11 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky (+3) Not too much to report on here. Took care of business against UAB last week. As is often the case, UK moves up with other teams losing.
12 Florida State University Logo Florida State (NEW) A massive week propels FSU into a high spot in my rankings. Back-to-back wins over Tennessee and Purdue make for a very strong résumé.
13 Duke University Logo Duke (-12) Similar to Kentucky's Evansville drop with the SFA loss. Like Kentucky, Duke doesn't drop farther because of the great Kansas win.
14 Auburn University Logo Auburn (+6) Another team that I was skeptical of at first, but I'm changing my tune. The Tigers just rolled through the Legends Classic with ease.
15 University of Colorado Logo Colorado (+3) The Buffs keep rising with win after win. McKinley Wright was supposed to be "the guy" for Colorado, but it's actually been Tyler Bey.
16 Oklahoma State University Logo Oklahoma State (NEW) The Cowboys are on the radar. They're on fire right now with consecutive slappings of Cuse and Ole Miss. Both part of that 7-0 record.
17 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia (NEW) Oklahoma State is not the only 7-0 Big 12 team. WVU is just a step behind with one fewer signature win, but, again, they're 7-0.
18 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State (-10) I don't like having two-loss teams in the top 25 right now, but I'll make an exception. A semi-close loss to VT doesn't kick MSU out.
19 Baylor University Logo Baylor (0) The Bears haven't played a game since their win over Nova, so they stay put. Big games against Arizona and Butler are coming up soon.
20 University of Dayton Logo Dayton (NEW) It's rare that teams jump into the rankings after losing, but Dayton deserves it. They stomped UGA and VT and took Kansas to overtime.
21 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee (-6) Tennessee didn't play that well against FSU, but they backed it up with a great buzzer-beater win over VCU. Moderate drop for the Vols.
22 Xavier University Logo Xavier (-1) Fairly quiet weak for Xavier with a 25-point win over Lipscomb. I'm not a fan of dropping them a spot, but that's just the way it goes.
23 University of Oregon Logo Oregon (-13) The only other two-loss team that I'm making an exception for. I just can't leave them out after taking Gonzaga and UNC to the wire.
24 Butler University Logo Butler (0) Solid wins over Missouri and Stanford. The Bulldogs are certainly one of the quieter undefeated teams. Keep and eye on them for now.
25 DePaul University Logo DePaul (NEW) I'm no coward! 8-0 DePaul should be ranked. Best start in 33 years. Next 5: Arkansas, Washington, Seton Hall, Saint Mary's, Utah State