University of Kansas Logopantherhawk17's Ballot for Week 4 of 2017-18

Submitted on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 1:11AM EST
1 University of Kansas Logo Kansas It's weird to say it, but they have simply looked the best so far this season despite the thin frontcourt. Will that hurt KU at some point?
2 Duke University Logo Duke 3 straight games trailing at halftime. They've managed to make some miraculous comebacks on two occasions. But that's not #1 worthy anymore.
3 Villanova University Logo Villanova Tough luck on the quality win front with the chaos at B4A. Still, I think Nova has looked on par with Duke and KU thus far.
4 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State Michigan State looked like the team people were expecting to see. A tough, hard-nosed performance against UNC in the PK80.
5 University of Florida Logo Florida Looked great for most of the game against Duke. This team is fun and can score in bunches.
6 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky Nothing significant this week.
7 Texas A&M University Logo Texas A&M Great win at USC. Even if USC isn't as good as many thought to start the year, winning on the road is always tough.
8 University of Cincinnati Logo Cincinnati While the SOS isn't amazing by any means, Cincinnati has yet to allow more than .88 PPP in a game this season.
9 Wichita State University Logo Wichita State Tough loss to Notre Dame in a game they should have won. But a lucky win against Cal when they should have lost. Dropped just two spots.
10 University of Miami (Florida) Logo Miami (FL) La Salle and North Florida games didn't provide meaningful data points. Moved up due to others' drops.
11 University of Notre Dame Logo Notre Dame Great comeback against Wichita State. Moved up a few spots as a result.
12 University of Minnesota Logo Minnesota Looked good against Bama until the game got weird as hell. Not sure what to think about that.
13 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina They looked better than I expected until the Michigan State debacle. That was ugly.
14 University of Virginia Logo Virginia Very good wins against RI and Vandy. Moving up significantly as their D has been great.
15 Xavier University Logo Xavier I still believe in this Xavier team, but the Arizona State loss is definitely concerning. The win at Wisconsin has also lost some luster.
16 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga Lots of OTs. Could have beat Florida, could have blown their lead against Texas and lost. Dropped them just one spot.
17 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia Didn't look good against Missouri, but made a big comeback to avoid the loss.
18 University of Louisville Logo Louisville Basically no meaningful data points here. Just keeping them roughly where I was expecting before.
19 Texas Christian University Logo TCU In their first "test" against the Bonnies TCU looked good. Four more games in a row against at least okay competition should be telling.
20 Baylor University Logo Baylor Two good wins against Wisconsin and Creighton. Excited to see how they do this next week against Xavier and Wichita State.
21 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech Basically meaningless games after their dominating performance against Northwestern.
22 Purdue University Logo Purdue At least they aren't Arizona?
23 Creighton University Logo Creighton Don't love having Creighton ranked, but wins against Northwestern and UCLA is better than what many teams have done so far.
24 University of Southern California Logo USC Without Melton, I just don't have much faith in this USC team.
25 University of Alabama Logo Alabama Not sure I want to give Bama to much credit for coming back with 3 players when they were looking outclassed with 5.