Pennsylvania State University LogoMetaKoopa99's Ballot for Week 15 of 2019-20

Submitted on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 1:48AM EST
1 Baylor University Logo Baylor (0) Yet another week at the top. After weeks of shifting going on in the upper ranks, the top teams have settled in and they may not change.
2 San Diego State University Logo San Diego State (0) In Saturday's top 16 reveal, the selection committee placed Gonzaga ahead of SDSU. I personally disagree, but I understand the argument.
3 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga (0) Remember when Gonzaga almost lost to Portland and Pepperdine? An ancient memory now. The Bulldogs crushed St. Mary's in Moraga by 30.
4 University of Kansas Logo Kansas (0) Kansas might be most well-functioning team in college basketball this year. They have played exactly one bad game (Jan. 11 vs. Baylor).
5 University of Dayton Logo Dayton (0) I'm glad to see the committee gave Dayton the respect they deserve. Some people are still sleeping on the Flyers. They're really good.
6 University of Louisville Logo Louisville (0) Duke appeared ahead of Louisville in the top 16, and people complained that Louisville should be higher. Let's make something clear:
7 Duke University Logo Duke (0) Head-to-head doesn't matter much for résumé. It's about body of work, and Duke's is better. Head-to-head matters for the top 25, though.
8 Florida State University Logo Florida State (0) It's funny to look back at how stacked we thought the ACC was going to be, and now there are only three clear tournament teams. Crazy.
9 University of Maryland, College Park Logo Maryland (+1) Finally, a change in the rankings! This Maryland team feels different than teams past. Turgeonball can only hold you down for so long.
10 Auburn University Logo Auburn (+1) Call it luck, but Auburn is the master of finding a way to win in the worst of situations. That'll help the Tigers greatly in March.
11 Seton Hall University Logo Seton Hall (+2) Saturday's result made it clear: Seton Hall is the premier Big East team. Not even a sloppy loss to Xavier can keep them down for long.
12 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia (-3) A 10-point loss at Oklahoma is less than ideal for a team fighting for a top-2 seed, but that result won't hurt WVU much in the end.
13 Pennsylvania State University Logo Penn State (+6) I hope I'm not being too biased with this, but I feel like a win at MSU as part of six straight Big Ten wins is grounds for a big jump.
14 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky (+2) They also went 2-0 like Penn State and were ranked higher last week, but I don't think Kentucky's wins had quite the same magnitude.
15 Villanova University Logo Villanova (-3) Losses don't compound for bracketology, but they do for the top 25 rankings, and Villanova is on a three-game losing streak right now.
16 Creighton University Logo Creighton (-2) The loss at Providence isn't great, but they backed it up with a nice home win over St. John's. Creighton is a tournament sleeper IMO.
17 University of Colorado Logo Colorado (+3) I wouldn't say that Colorado has taken the title of "Pac-12's premier team" from Oregon yet, but they are playing better right now.
18 University of Oregon Logo Oregon (-3) Oregon appears to be in a bit of a funk, dropping back-to-back contests to Stanford and Oregon State. Hopefully it doesn't persist.
19 Marquette University Logo Marquette (NEW) Marquette is hot right now, winning three straight, including a convincing win over Butler. They narrowly missed my top 25 last week.
20 University of Iowa Logo Iowa (-2) Purdue may be excellent at home, but any top 25 team that loses at Mackey Arena by 36 points is destined for a drop in the rankings.
21 University of Rhode Island Logo URI (+4) Let's give Rhode Island some more love. They've won 10 in a row, after all. What if Tuesday's battle at Dayton was a ranked matchup?
22 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Logo Illinois (-1) Illinois played a darn good first half against Maryland but couldn't seem to do much in the second half. That's two straight losses.
23 University of Houston Logo Houston (NEW) Houston seems to be cutting through the American with relative ease. Their only two conference losses came by a combined four points.
24 Butler University Logo Butler (-2) Butler doesn't have the same juice it once had. They pulled out a tight win over Villanova, but Marquette wiped the floor with them.
25 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State (-8) Three straight losses, but they came against good opponents. Next 7: Northern Iowa, LSU, Texas Tech, Rutgers, Ohio State, Arizona, BYU