Ohio State University Logoalbusdumblederp's Ballot for Week 15 of 2017-18

Submitted on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 12:53AM EST
1 University of Virginia Logo Virginia (LW: 2) [SOR: 1, KenPom: 1] An OT loss at home brings them down to earth a bit, but still top for now
2 Villanova University Logo Villanova (LW: 1) [SOR: 2, KenPom: 2] Really close between Nova and UVA at this point, but weaker schedule and worse loss knocks Nova down to 2
3 Purdue University Logo Purdue (LW: 3) [SOR: 5, KenPom: 3] Two losses might have others dropping them, but they were so far ahead, that single possession losses aren't bad
4 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State (LW: 4) [SOR: 4, KenPom: 6] Big win over Purdue solidifies their hold on the last number 1 seed for the moment
5 Xavier University Logo Xavier (LW: 7) [SOR: 3, KenPom: 13] Boosted by a...controversial...call. Strong showing at Villanova could get them the last 1 seed.
6 Duke University Logo Duke (LW: 5) [SOR: 12, KenPom: 5] Road loss at UNC was more about the Tar Heels proving they still got it than it was about Duke. Not a big hit.
7 University of Cincinnati Logo Cincinnati (LW: 9) [SOR: 8, KenPom: 4] Next week is really the big test week for the Bearcats, with @Houston & vs. Wichita State
8 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech (LW: 10) [SOR: 7, KenPom: 7] Looking like the class of the Big 12 at the moment, can they hang on?
9 Auburn University Logo Auburn (LW: 6) [SOR: 6, KenPom: 8] Home losses to unranked opponents are not the stuff of top tier teams. But A&M sneaky tough.
10 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina (LW: 12) [SOR: 14, KenPom: 10] It's shameful that people had them in the 20s last week. They're the defending champs. Overreaction.
11 University of Kansas Logo Kansas (LW: 11) [SOR: 13, KenPom: 15] Big 12 is an absolute bloodbath this year. Still feel like Jayhawks are a top 3 seed.
12 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State (LW: 16) [SOR: 10, KenPom: 12] Ok, I'm back on board. Win at a clear top 3 team. These Buckeyes are the real deal.
13 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee (LW: 8) [SOR: 11, KenPom: 11] Oh my goodness. Just...words. Here. About how terrible that was.
14 Clemson University Logo Clemson (LW: 13) [SOR: 9, KenPom: 16] They're predictive indicators are pretty strong, but just don't have the same level of quality wins as others
15 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga (LW: 14) [SOR: 16, KenPom: 9] Heard some rumblings about St. Mary's stealing a 2 seed this week. Zags put an emphatic end to that nonsense.
16 Creighton University Logo Creighton (LW: 17) [SOR: 17, KenPom: 23] Not going to say they got robbed of a signature win. Not saying that at all. A clear step below the top 15.
17 University of Rhode Island Logo URI (LW: --) [SOR: 15, KenPom: 27] Still don't really believe, but when they're 20-3 and everyone else is flaming out...ok fine.
18 University of Oklahoma Logo Oklahoma (LW: 15) [SOR: 22, KenPom: 28] What do we do with the Big 12?
19 Texas A&M University Logo Texas A&M (LW: --) [SOR: 20, KenPom: 21] Big week for the Aggies. Come on down to the party.
20 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia (LW: 23) [SOR: 19, KenPom: 17] Seriously, what do we do with the Big 12?
21 Florida State University Logo Florida State (LW: --) [SOR: 33, KenPom: 24] I mean, pick a team, any team. So much chaos in the 20-30 range, that I'm not sure what to do
22 Texas Christian University Logo TCU (LW: --) [SOR: 29, KenPom: 22] No, FOR REAL, what do we do with the Big 12?
23 Wichita State University Logo Wichita State (LW: --) [SOR: 32, KenPom: 18] Their future indicators tell us that they will probably rise, but I like to see it first. Best win @Baylor.
24 Seton Hall University Logo Seton Hall (LW: 21) [SOR: 24, KenPom: 36] When I have a bunch of teams rated similarly, I'll give the nod to the teams who won bigger games.
25 University of Michigan Logo Michigan (LW: 18) [SOR: 21, KenPom: 29] See above. Win @Michigan State still weighs on my mind. Side note: no Pac-12 this week.