Gonzaga University Logo206-Ginge's Ballot for Week 12 of 2017-18

Submitted on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 11:52PM EST
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1 Villanova University Logo Villanova So, I'm not sure how controversial this ballot will wind up being, and I'm a west coast voter who liked to sleep until super late.
2 University of Virginia Logo Virginia So instead of posting a comment in the User Poll thread trying to defend things in case people vehemently disagree with me
3 Purdue University Logo Purdue I'll just use this space to sort of describe what I'm thinking at this point.
4 Duke University Logo Duke The long and short of it is that everybody's losing and it's making resume-based voting very difficult
5 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State So of course my inclination is to turn to KenPom, but it's doing some weird things too
6 University of Kansas Logo Kansas Like, as much as I love my Zags, I have a hard time believing they're the 7th-best team in the country at this moment in time
7 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina And same goes for Cincinnati, whose game against UCF must've pleased Tony Bennett to no end.
8 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia So instead I'm left sort of grasping at straws. Plus, I've been incredibly busy with my work life this season, so I haven't watched near
9 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State the amount of games I'd like to. All that leads to these rankings this week, where, oh shit, what is Ohio State doing here?
10 University of Oklahoma Logo Oklahoma Well, KenPom has the Buckeyes at #11, and they're undefeated in the Big 10 with wins over Sparty and Minnesota at this point
11 Clemson University Logo Clemson And with everyone around them losing, they shot way up in my rankings, because why wouldn't they at this point?
12 University of Cincinnati Logo Cincinnati The power conferences are cannibalizing each other at this point, which makes this job very hard.
13 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech However, I'm very confident in the top 5 I have, and that's really all anyone knows at this point anyway
14 Xavier University Logo Xavier I'm sure I'll be told exactly how much of an idiot I am tomorrow morning by an upset Kentucky fan or something
15 Auburn University Logo Auburn But, there's nothing to make me believe I'm inherently wrong with any of this. Unfortunately.
16 Wichita State University Logo Wichita State
17 University of Arizona Logo Arizona
18 University of Miami (Florida) Logo Miami (FL)
19 Saint Mary's College of California Logo St. Mary's Barf.
20 University of Louisville Logo Louisville
21 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga
22 University of Florida Logo Florida
23 University of Nevada, Reno Logo Nevada
24 Creighton University Logo Creighton
25 University of Rhode Island Logo URI