Rutgers University LogoImperialism32's Ballot for Week 2 of 2017-18

Submitted on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 8:37AM EST
RankTeamReason
1 Duke University Logo Duke (LW: 2) Gary Trent and Grayson Allen have been great from 3, and with this team's height they can be better defensively than past Duke teams
2 Villanova University Logo Villanova (LW: 3) Omari Spellman posted a double-double in his first game, a great sign for the Wildcats.
3 University of Arizona Logo Arizona (LW: 1) I still think they're an elite team. They've just sleep-walked a bit in their first two games.
4 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State (LW: 4)
5 Wichita State University Logo Wichita State (LW: 5)
6 University of Kansas Logo Kansas (LW: 7)
7 Purdue University Logo Purdue (LW: 11) Two dominant performances over sub-300 KenPom teams. Marquette this week provides a much better test.
8 University of Florida Logo Florida (LW: 9)
9 University of Cincinnati Logo Cincinnati (LW: 12)
10 Texas A&M University Logo Texas A&M (LW: 18) A great performance even without their best player.
11 University of Southern California Logo USC (LW: 15) Doubled up Cal State Fullerton in their first game.
12 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina (LW: 13)
13 University of Louisville Logo Louisville (LW: 10) I'm willing to mostly write off the first half of the George Mason game
14 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky (LW: 6) Youth is the excuse for now, but their offensive sets haven't exactly been smooth.
15 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga (LW: 16) Good win over a Texas Southern team that should have knocked off Washington on Sunday.
16 University of Virginia Logo Virginia (LW: 14)
17 University of Notre Dame Logo Notre Dame (LW: 17)
18 Baylor University Logo Baylor (LW: 19)
19 Saint Mary's College of California Logo St. Mary's (LW: 20)
20 University of Miami (Florida) Logo Miami (FL) (LW: 21)
21 Southern Methodist University Logo SMU (LW: 22)
22 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia (LW: 8) They didn't just lose to Texas A&M, they got completely run.
23 Xavier University Logo Xavier (LW: NR) "Second best team in the Big East" is the new "Second best team in the Big 12"
24 Texas Christian University Logo TCU (LW: 23) A little closer than you'd like against ULM, especially since SMU beat them by eight points more on Sunday.
25 University of Wisconsin-Madison Logo Wisconsin (LW: NR) FELL OUT: Seton Hall (was 24), Northwestern (was 25)