Duke University Logosoccernamlak's Ballot for Week 2 of 2017-18

Submitted on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 5:36AM EST
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1 Duke University Logo Duke 1K for Coach K at Duke! Bagley the standout so far: 24.5PPG, 10.5 RB average; Duke has bigs! Their big test is next: Michigan State
2 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State Bridges starting strong with 20/10 as MSU ran over UNF. But can he keep his performance up Tuesday against #1 Duke?
3 University of Arizona Logo Arizona NAU and UMBC didn't stand a chance as Arizona puts forth it's application for #1 team in the nation. Trier's 30 on Sunday is good news, too.
4 University of Kansas Logo Kansas Vick and Mykhailiuk combined for 38 of the 92 points against TNST. They have the other must-see matchup this week, facing Kentucky
5 Villanova University Logo Villanova Paschall and Brunson the stars in Game 1 over Columbia. Games this week should be more chances for rotation and play style perfection.
6 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky UVU should have been a wake-up call, but the Cats hit snooze against Vermont. Tuesday's Kansas game is looking less promising now.
7 Wichita State University Logo Wichita State Seth Walder, ESPN, has Wichita State as the highest chance to reach the F4. Their NBA-point demolition of UMKC is good evidence: 109-57.
8 University of Florida Logo Florida Gators go up against Gardner-Webb for their first game Monday. Hopefully it'll give us some hints on how their season will shake out.
9 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina UNC has never had back-2-back titles. Maye wants to change that. A double-double helped propel UNC over UNI this past week.
10 University of Southern California Logo USC USC opened with their highest AP ranking since 1974. Their steamrolling of CSF and a WVU loss should see them climb this week upwards.
11 University of Miami (Florida) Logo Miami (FL) What can Brown do for you? Miami? It's him getting his 2nd triple-double (only 3rd in school history) against WEBB. But struggled vs. NAVY.
12 University of Cincinnati Logo Cincinnati Savannah State was no mach for Broome and the Bearcats. WCU is next on their list.
13 University of Notre Dame Logo Notre Dame They had won 9 straight against DePaul coming into this game. Gibbs / Colson help make it 10.
14 Xavier University Logo Xavier One of the games this past week where the post-game threads were up at tip-off. Bluiett had 25 in the opener.
15 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia Oh dear...something in the German air? Aggies didn't even have 2 key players. They look spent against the zone, and shot a miserable 34%.
16 University of Minnesota Logo Minnesota Murphy shined with 35/15 to clinch the opener against SC Upstate. The Golden Gophers have Providence next.
17 University of Louisville Logo Louisville Cardinals needed a strong 2nd half to rally past George Mason, but a win is a win for Padgett's debut. Adel had 20.
18 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga Gonzaga routes Texas Southern for their opener behind Perkins 20, 18 of those coming from 3s.
19 Purdue University Logo Purdue Purdue has averaged 108 points and won by 50 in their first two games. You're welcome Indiana bar graph makers of r/cbb.
20 Northwestern University Logo Northwestern This was the first preseason ranking in their history, and the nerves almost got to them. Lindsey's 26 were needed to not blow a 17-pt lead.
21 Texas A&M University Logo Texas A&M WV stars last night were dim of light, deep in the heart of Ramstein. Davis, Gilder, Hogg had 74% of Aggie points. All w/o JJ and Rob too.
22 University of California, Los Angeles Logo UCLA Ball, Hill, and Riley were made in China for shoplifting, so Wilkes and Hands had to carry the team to edge out GT for their opener.
23 Seton Hall University Logo Seton Hall Rodriguez, Powell, and Delgado were hot last week, giving the Pirates 2 strong NIT Tip-Off matchup wins.
24 Saint Mary's College of California Logo St. Mary's The Gaels may have needed Hermanson's 3 pointers to spur a few runs, but they got the job done against SFU.
25 Baylor University Logo Baylor 12 baskets from beyond the arc, six players in double figures, won by 41. Welcome to Bears Basketball, enjoy the ride.