Syracuse University Logofalconlover79's Ballot for Week 10 of 2017-18

Submitted on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 11:12PM EST
1 Villanova University Logo Villanova (LW: 7) Xavier has the resume to stay in the this spot despite the loss to Providence. Top 5 spot awaits if they can beat Villanova.
2 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State (LW: 1) The Spartans are helped by a week of chaos, plus their outstanding resume.
3 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia (LW: 5) West Virginia has the longest winning streak in the nation and they get Esa Ahmad back soon.
4 Duke University Logo Duke (LW: 2) Duke's defence has definitely been lacking recently, but they have a chance to rebound against some of the weaker ACC teams.
5 Wichita State University Logo Wichita State (LW: 6) Two dominant home wins as the Shockers wait for a matchup with a top AAC team.
6 University of Virginia Logo Virginia (LW: 14) Big jump for the Hoos who survived a week of chaos and managed to beat the Tar Heels as well.
7 Arizona State University Logo Arizona State (LW: 4) The Sun Devils emerge from a week in the mountains with one loss and one hard fought win. Time to defend home court.
8 Xavier University Logo Xavier (LW: 7) Xavier has the resume to stay in the this spot despite the loss to Providence. Top 5 spot awaits if they can beat Villanova.
9 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech (LW: 16) The development of this Red Raiders team has been fun to watch, they're young and they've won at Allen Fieldhouse, watch out Big 12
10 Purdue University Logo Purdue (LW: 13) Not much to say about Purdue this week, they won when most others didn't, however.
11 University of Oklahoma Logo Oklahoma (LW: 9) Trae Young is still the POY, but the Sooners need to have a bit more consistency from the rest of the team for a title run.
12 University of Arizona Logo Arizona (LW: 10) The Wildcats arguably looked a bit better than ASU in the mountains this week, but they share the same 1-1 record for the week.
13 Seton Hall University Logo Seton Hall (LW: 20) I'm really starting to love this team. The combo of Delgado, Rodriguez, and Carrington (all seniors) are legit threats every game.
14 University of Kansas Logo Kansas (LW: 12) Strange week. Got dominated at home before a nice road win. I'm still concerned about all the home losses; quite unusual for KU
15 University of Cincinnati Logo Cincinnati (LW: 19) Emphatic win against SMU. This Bearcats team is balanced and skilled enough to win the American.
16 Auburn University Logo Auburn (LW: 24) What a week for Auburn. Back-to-back ranked wins and control of the SEC. That should help ease the pain of the UGA/Bama title game.
17 Clemson University Logo Clemson (LW: 22) Winning in the ACC will move you up the poll, but I want to see how Clemson fares against a top 25 team first.
18 Texas Christian University Logo TCU (LW: 17) No shame in losing to the Jayhawks although the Frogs have two tough road games that they need to capitalize on this week.
19 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky (LW: 19) Still waiting for this young Cats team to be consistent and utilize all their talent; and the SEC is much more punishing this year
20 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina (LW: 8) Really disappointing to see this team continue to struggle, they had no answer for Virginia and they keep losing.
21 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga (LW: NR) Zags are back in my rankings so long as they keep beating the lower-level WCC teams that they should be beating.
22 University of Nevada, Reno Logo Nevada (LW: NR) A talented team with a good non-conference and, so far, taking care of the lesser opponents in the MWC.
23 Creighton University Logo Creighton (LW: NR) The next few weeks will really tell us where this Jays squad is at: Butler, @Xavier, Seton Hall, @Providence is not an easy stretch
24 University of Florida Logo Florida (LW: NR) I thought this team was dead in the water (no pun intended) but they are showing fight and winning against good teams.
25 University of Miami (Florida) Logo Miami (FL) (LW: 18) Hard to defend a loss to Georgia Tech, even if they followed up with a W against FSU. Next 5: Michigan, FSU, Tenn, A&M, URI