University of Massachusetts Amherst LogoJamesBCrazy's Ballot for Week 8 of 2017-18

Submitted on Monday, December 25, 2017 at 3:32AM EST
1 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State Literally phoning this one in on Christmas morning, so you get an unedited computer/aggregate ranking this week.
2 Villanova University Logo Villanova This is the last week for my own computers. Kenpom/Sagarin replace them starting next week.
3 Texas A&M University Logo Texas A&M The computers love A&M for some reason. Kenpom doesn't, which will knock the Aggies down a bit.
4 Arizona State University Logo Arizona State Now that conference play's starting, the /r/cbb poll becomes a major part of the ranking, meaning this will be close to last week's poll.
5 Duke University Logo Duke Usually, I go through the ratings by hand and move teams up/down for the "human element."
6 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia
7 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina They would be 4th if not for the Wofford game. It's not hurting them too much; my computer rankings forgive one bad loss.
8 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky The computers still love Kentucky, but I'm starting to cool off on them and Kenpom agrees. They will drop, even if they win.
9 University of Miami (Florida) Logo Miami (FL)
10 Xavier University Logo Xavier
11 University of Virginia Logo Virginia
12 Wichita State University Logo Wichita State
13 University of Kansas Logo Kansas
14 Texas Christian University Logo TCU
15 Purdue University Logo Purdue
16 University of Oklahoma Logo Oklahoma
17 University of Arizona Logo Arizona
18 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee
19 University of Cincinnati Logo Cincinnati
20 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech
21 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga
22 University of California, Los Angeles Logo UCLA Not a huge surprise to see UCLA here.
23 University of Texas at Austin Logo Texas
24 Seton Hall University Logo Seton Hall
25 Baylor University Logo Baylor