University of Kansas Logopantherhawk17's Ballot for Week 5 of 2017-18

Submitted on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 7:57PM EST
1 University of Kansas Logo Kansas Continue to be undefeated in both W/L and versus KenPom projections.
2 Duke University Logo Duke Continue to have concerns about not playing 40 minutes. Plus, this Duke team has a very different statistical profile than previous teams.
3 Villanova University Logo Villanova Impressive drubbing of St. Joe's. Strongly considered them for each of the Top 3 spots. Decided I need to see more against Top 25ish teams.
4 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State They have looked really good since the Duke game. TO% is still a concern, but the interior defense has been fantastic. Stayed at 4 though.
5 University of Florida Logo Florida No games this week. Stayed put.
6 Texas A&M University Logo Texas A&M Basically didn't play a game this week with just a game versus UT Rio Grande Valley.
7 Wichita State University Logo Wichita State Very good statement win at Baylor after the Notre Dame loss.
8 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky Had one good stretch against Harvard, but still doesn't look impressive - particularly in the half court. Fell two spots - but more jumped.
9 University of Miami (Florida) Logo Miami (FL) Win at Minnesota is one of the best resume wins of the year to date.
10 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga Took a bit of a comeback, but Gonzaga ended up with a convincing win against Creighton.
11 University of Virginia Logo Virginia Trying to figure out if UVA's AdjD is a KenPom mirage or something real. Probably somewhere in between. Excited for the WVU game this week.
12 Xavier University Logo Xavier One way to bounce back from the ASU loss is consecutive home wins against Top 25 teams. A great week for X.
13 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina They've looked good since getting the doors blown off by Michigan St. Feel like this may be too high though.
14 University of Notre Dame Logo Notre Dame That Michigan St. loss was rough. But many other teams in this area also lost, so the drop wasn't too big - just 3 spots.
15 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia Nothing notable - just a win against NJIT. They get UVA Tuesday though.
16 Texas Christian University Logo TCU Solid wins against Belmont and Yale this week. Nothing amazing, but decent opponents. My impression of TCU is unchanged.
17 University of Cincinnati Logo Cincinnati Got their asses kicked by Xavier in their first game against a Top 100 team.
18 Purdue University Logo Purdue A top 25 team would probably be expected to drop one of Louisville, @Maryland, Northwestern. Purdue swept it. Good to be back in the states?
19 Seton Hall University Logo Seton Hall Great week beating Texas Tech and winning on the road against Louisville.
20 University of Minnesota Logo Minnesota Home loss to Miami isn't great, but Miami is good. Also, Miami had 5 guys on the floor the whole time.
21 Arizona State University Logo Arizona State KenPom doesn't love ASU yet (not Top 50), but they are undefeated with good wins against K State and Xavier.
22 Baylor University Logo Baylor Really hard to keep Baylor in after an 0-2 week when they weren't even Top 15 for me. But nobody performed well enough to jump them.
23 University of Louisville Logo Louisville Same as Baylor. Maybe this is just name recognition bias, but I don't know who else would be more deserving.
24 University of Nevada, Reno Logo Nevada Nevada is just chugging along. A big week ahead of them with @ Texas Tech and neutral vs. TCU.
25 Southern Methodist University Logo SMU Don't feel good about anyone in this spot. At least they pounded a decent (?) USC team.