University of Kansas Logopantherhawk17's Ballot for Week 16 of 2016-17

Submitted on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10:33PM EST
1 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga I'm not sure I've learned anything about Gonzaga since Christmas. But they still deserve this.
2 University of Kansas Logo Kansas Had a tough time with this. KU keeps winning, but Villanova wasn't unimpressive. Decided to go with the 3 game lead in KenPom #1 Big 12.
3 Villanova University Logo Villanova It's close with KU. Playing 2 non-tournament teams is probably the root cause of them being jumped.
4 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina Great performance against Virginia. This might be my current pick for the National Championship.
5 University of Louisville Logo Louisville Two tough wins to lower end of the ACC teams. But that's just life in the ACC - no shame in sneaking by Syracuse and Va Tech this year.
6 Baylor University Logo Baylor Tough stretch lately. Losing 4 of 6 should knock them off the 1 line - maybe for good. Probably need a Big 12 Tournament title for a 1 seed.
7 University of Oregon Logo Oregon 3 straight road games to finish conference play - but they should win them all. Oregon had a great Pac 12 draw this year.
8 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky Much better defense lately. That could really increase this team's margin for error going forward.
9 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia Came really close to having two bad collapses this week. Instead, just the one at KU. I only dropped them 1 spot as a result.
10 University of California, Los Angeles Logo UCLA
11 University of Arizona Logo Arizona
12 Purdue University Logo Purdue
13 Duke University Logo Duke I know they are winning games now, but they don't look like a great team in most of these wins. Definitely progress, though.
14 University of Cincinnati Logo Cincinnati
15 University of Florida Logo Florida
16 Florida State University Logo Florida State
17 Southern Methodist University Logo SMU
18 University of Notre Dame Logo Notre Dame
19 University of Wisconsin-Madison Logo Wisconsin
20 Wichita State University Logo Wichita State
21 Iowa State University Logo Iowa State Tied for 2nd in the Big 12 now. ISU still gets Baylor at home (and @WVU) so this team could really build on their resume.
22 University of Virginia Logo Virginia
23 Northwestern University Logo Northwestern
24 University of Maryland, College Park Logo Maryland
25 Saint Mary's College of California Logo St. Mary's