Rutgers University LogoImperialism32's Ballot for Week 10 of 2017-18

Submitted on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 9:00AM EST
1 Villanova University Logo Villanova (LW: 1) There are some defensive concerns, but their offense is so good that you can't beat them unless you shoot 68% on 3's like Butler did
2 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia (LW: 4) WVU has been excellent. The only thing left is a marquee road/neutral win, and they'll have a shot Saturday at Texas Tech.
3 Purdue University Logo Purdue (LW: 6) Right now, they're looking better than Michigan State. It's too bad that the teams only meet once this season, in East Lansing.
4 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech (LW: 6) Red Raiders get the first top-25 KenPom win, and do it at Allen Fieldhouse. But does that mean as much this year as the past decade?
5 University of Virginia Logo Virginia (LW: 7) Followed a close shave win over Boston College by blowing out Virginia Tech and easily dispatching UNC.
6 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State (LW: 2) The thing about the Duke-Michigan State game is that it may have caused us to overrate BOTH teams.
7 Duke University Logo Duke (LW: 3) The three-point disparity in conference play will even out some, but this Blue Devils team actually isn't great from beyond the arc.
8 Wichita State University Logo Wichita State (LW: 15) Markus McDuffie is back, and he's made 6 of 13 threes so far. Still over a month until the first of two WSU/Cincy clashes.
9 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga (LW: 17) They've won their first four WCC games by an average of 33 points.
10 University of Cincinnati Logo Cincinnati (LW: 19) For all the preseason hype this is the same old Cincinnati team: Elite on defense (2nd in KenPom) and just decent on offense (52nd)
11 University of Kansas Logo Kansas (LW: 9) In a puzzling year of college basketball, Kansas might be the biggest enigma of them all.
12 University of Arizona Logo Arizona (LW: 8) Or maybe that title belongs to Arizona. Just when we thought they had things sorted out, they drop one to Colorado.
13 Seton Hall University Logo Seton Hall (LW: 21) 3-0 in the Big East, but all the games have been tight. Senior-laden team has the DNA for close wins, but can it last?
14 University of Oklahoma Logo Oklahoma (LW: 14) Hard to penalize a team too much for losing on the road to my #2 team, but that showed what happens if Trae Young isn't great.
15 Clemson University Logo Clemson (LW: 22) Six straight wins, all over top-100 KenPom competition. However, they haven't played a top-25 team yet.
16 Texas Christian University Logo TCU (LW: 11) The Big 12 is insane, so two close home losses to Kansas and Oklahoma really hurt.
17 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina (LW: 16) First time since 2014 that both UNC and Duke are 1-2 (or worse) to start ACC play.
18 University of Notre Dame Logo Notre Dame (LW: NR) They've shaken off the Ball State and Indiana losses with a 3-0 conference start, but they haven't gotten to the meat of it yet.
19 Arizona State University Logo Arizona State (LW: 12) A rough start to Pac-12 play, but all three games so far have been on the road.
20 Xavier University Logo Xavier (LW: 13) Dropped one on the road at Providence, now they have to go to Villanova.
21 Creighton University Logo Creighton (LW: NR) No bad losses, but their best win is... UCLA on a neutral floor?
22 University of Miami (Florida) Logo Miami (FL) (LW: 10) They've now taken two less-than-ideal losses with NMSU and Georgia Tech.
23 Auburn University Logo Auburn (LW: NR) So far so good for the Tigers including the impressive road win at Tennessee.
24 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee (LW: 25) Well, here's where we are. A 1-1 week gets you to move up a spot.
25 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky (LW: 20) FELL OUT: Texas A&M (was 18); Butler (was 23); Texas (was 24)