University of Texas at Austin LogoOrangePlasma's Ballot for Week 8 of 2020-21

Submitted on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 1:53AM EST
1 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga (-) No team in the top 11 lost, so 1-11 will remain the same.
2 Baylor University Logo Baylor -
3 Villanova University Logo Villanova -
4 University of Texas at Austin Logo Texas -
5 University of Iowa Logo Iowa -
6 University of Kansas Logo Kansas -
7 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee -
8 Creighton University Logo Creighton -
9 University of Michigan Logo Michigan -
10 University of Wisconsin-Madison Logo Wisconsin -
11 University of Houston Logo Houston -
12 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Logo Illinois (-) After a great comeback win vs NW, Illinois lost at home to Maryland. Lots of teams in this range lost though, so they stay put at 12.
13 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia (+2) After a road win over OKST and a close road loss to Texas, WVU had an OK week and move up after other teams had much worse ones.
14 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech (+6) TTU handled both of their games vs. Kansas St and Iowa St, and move up after other teams not handling their games.
15 Saint Louis University Logo St. Louis (+3) SLU was idle once again, but move up thanks to losses.
16 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State (NR) Ohio State completed their sweep of Rutgers this week, putting the team at 9-3 and top 20 worthy.
17 Clemson University Logo Clemson (+4) Clemson squeaked out over NC State, keeping their recent win streak alive.
18 University of Oregon Logo Oregon (-1) Oregon lost to Colorado, a good team, but won't move down far. This is still a top 20 team who lost for the first time in 10 games.
19 University of Louisville Logo Louisville (NR) Louisville is 8-1, most recently picking up a win over Virginia Tech.
20 University of Minnesota Logo Minnesota (-6) Minnesota got killed on the road twice, but are still 10-4 with a pretty front-loaded conference schedule.
21 Oklahoma State University Logo Oklahoma State (-3) A three point loss to WVU shouldn't drop OKST too far. Their sub .500 conference record shouldn't last much longer.
22 Florida State University Logo Florida State -
23 University of Missouri Logo Missouri (-7) Not a great loss for Missouri, losing to Miss. St by 15. They should stay top 25 but losing 2 of their last 3 may be worrying.
24 University of Virginia Logo Virginia (-) [DROPPED: 13. Rutgers, 25. Arizona]
25 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Logo Virginia Tech (-2) Virginia Tech should and will stay ranked after a 2-point loss to Louisville on the road.