Duke University Logosoccernamlak's Ballot for Week 4 of 2017-18

Submitted on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 1:25AM EST
1 Duke University Logo Duke Duke squeaked by PRST, TEX (OT), and Florida in some nail-biters. Duke can be beat, but the question is: which team will?
2 University of Kansas Logo Kansas With Arizona losing 3 straight, Kansas takes the 2 spot. Azubuike went 21/10 against Oakland. No ranked games til Jan, but will Dec be easy?
3 Villanova University Logo Villanova Bridges helped Nova pull away late to beat N. Iowa to win Atlantis title. UPENN is next.
4 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State Winston had a career high 28 against UConn. Decent shooting against UNC, but their defense is what gave them the win.
5 University of Cincinnati Logo Cincinnati So the Cayman Islands Classic was a farce , but CIN still won the trophy with their win over Wyoming. Big test against Xavier Saturday.
6 University of Notre Dame Logo Notre Dame It was a nail-biter, but the Fighting Irish pulled off a win against Wichita with two key FTs by Geben. No sleep though: next up is MSU.
7 University of Florida Logo Florida It might have taken 2OT, but Hudson's 35 (8 3pts) helped the Gators take out the Zags. A close game against Duke but couldn't stop the rally
8 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky A few close games since their early season struggles, but UK has won 4 since Kansas. Knox had 25 against UIC.
9 Wichita State University Logo Wichita State A well fought game against the Irish, but late FTs and poor last run gave them their first L.
10 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina Maye had been on fire: 28/16 against Arkansas. But UNC no answer to MSU's D: 24.6% FG, 1-18 from 3. Only Pinson and Platek beat FG average.
11 University of Miami (Florida) Logo Miami (FL) North Florida was no match for the Brown and Lawrence duo. Their big test this week is at MINN.
12 Texas A&M University Logo Texas A&M They pulled away from Pepperdine with help from Hogg and Davis and had a great win against USC.
13 University of Southern California Logo USC 12 3-pointers against Lehigh gave Trojans their fourth win, but poor shooting (under 30%) kept them from beating Texas A&M.
14 University of Minnesota Logo Minnesota What a bizarre game against Alabama in a 5v3 for the last quarter. To just barely win might be concerning. Miami is next.
15 University of Louisville Logo Louisville A bit close against St. Francis, but Splading's 19/13 helped. Hopefully a fast recovery for his injury. Purdue and Seton Hall this week.
16 University of Virginia Logo Virginia Solid wins against VAN and URI to win Preseason NIT and go 6-0 in play so far. Seems their faster pace is helping.
17 Xavier University Logo Xavier A high-scoring Holder and ASU state gave Xavier their first loss. They play ranked BAY and CIN this week; losses here means no more Top 25.
18 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga Like Duke, the Bulldogs needed OT to hold off Texas after a 2OT loss to Florida. No easy games for them this past week.
19 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia After a close game against MRST, the Mountaineers dominated against UCF. But then barely scrapped by Missouri w/ Carter's 29.
20 Baylor University Logo Baylor They needed McClure's 19 and Maston's big shots late to beat Creighton. Big games against Xavier and WICH this week.
21 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech An easy win against Savannah State as well as drops by a fair number of teams this week from losses see the Red Raiders slowly climb the T25
22 University of California, Los Angeles Logo UCLA Solid wins against Wisconsin and UCI (Ali had 21) combined with some bizarre loses by AZ and Purdue welcome back UCLA into the T25.
23 Texas Christian University Logo TCU First in the Big 12 has a nice ring to it. Fisher's 20 helped them over St. Bonaventure for the Emerald Coast Title.
24 Seton Hall University Logo Seton Hall A really close loss to URI followed by Rodriguez's 27points to overcome Vanderbilt. Texas Tech and Louisville are next.
25 Creighton University Logo Creighton Honestly, no one deserves #25. AZ & Purdue go. Those next (Bama, SMU, Temple, Oregon) all lost. Jays only loss @ 22 Baylor? Thats win 4 me.