University of Michigan LogoGoLionsJD107's Ballot for Week 8 of 2020-21

Submitted on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 2:20AM EST
1 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga Consensus #1. Ranked wins, yada yada
2 Baylor University Logo Baylor Weaker than expected performance against TCU
3 Villanova University Logo Villanova The Texas win is getting stronger
4 University of Texas at Austin Logo Texas What a shot at the end of the game! Can’t jump them over Villanova yet because of the head-to-head
5 University of Iowa Logo Iowa Just barely ahead of Michigan despite comparatively weaker performances against Minnesota
6 University of Michigan Logo Michigan Was up 35 over ranked Minnesota before the bench players came in
7 University of Kansas Logo Kansas Three ranked wins
8 University of Wisconsin-Madison Logo Wisconsin Still the most experienced starting 5 in the Big Ten
9 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee Clear favorite to win the SEC. Number 3 in the NET rankings
10 Creighton University Logo Creighton Have not impressed me for higher than 10. Felt it was a weak performance against Providence last week
11 University of Houston Logo Houston Undefeated if not for a pair of last second free throws against Tulsa
12 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech Strong schedule, and one shot away from a win over Kansas
13 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia The Texas game was barely a loss. I don’t fault them much.
14 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Logo Illinois Was tempted to have them lower, but they still have a high KenPom ranking and most of their losses are to ranked teams
15 Clemson University Logo Clemson Best overall record in the ACC. Underrated.
16 University of Connecticut Logo UConn Another underrated team that notched two solid conference wins this week
17 University of Virginia Logo Virginia Still the defending champs, boasting only two losses
18 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State Climbs back in with a win over Rutgers
19 University of Louisville Logo Louisville Still boasting a 1 loss record in the ACC. Nice win over Virginia Tech
20 Saint Louis University Logo St. Louis Inactive this week
21 Duke University Logo Duke Close wins but they didn’t lose so they stay ranked
22 University of Oregon Logo Oregon Tough loss to Colorado but still my pick to win the PAC 12
23 University of Southern California Logo USC Solid road trip to Arizona and Arizona State winning both games
24 Drake University Logo Drake I’m no coward
25 University of Missouri Logo Missouri Also considered: VA Tech, UCLA, Florida St, Colorado, Northwestern, Minnesota, North Carolina, Florida, NC State, Rutgers, Indiana, LSU