University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logorickym24's Ballot for Week 15 of 2017-18

Submitted on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 10:40PM EST
1 Villanova University Logo Villanova (-) I know they lost to SJU. I also know they didn't have Booth and Paschall. This is still the best team in the country to me.
2 University of Virginia Logo Virginia (-) Loss to VT is the big story but the road win @FSU is huge. The gap between them and the rest has closed, but I still think they're #2.
3 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State (+1) Defended home court vs then (3)Purdue like I thought they would. Don't have a top tier resume but I think they're a top tier team.
4 Xavier University Logo Xavier (+1) Back to back road wins over top 30 KP teams, one I had ranked (25) even though that call was a bit questionable. In line for a 1 seed.
5 Purdue University Logo Purdue (-2) Thought they'd lose to then (4)MSU, didn't think they'd lose @home to then (13)OSU. Bit disappointing but they're still great.
6 University of Cincinnati Logo Cincinnati (-) Killed UCF and won @SMU. They keep on winning but they also don't play anyone. That changes this week - @(25) Houston & vs (15) Wich. St
7 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech (+2) 6 game win streak in the middle of BIG12 play, not too shabby. Gotta defend the home court when Trae Young U comes to town.
8 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga (+4) Assblasted St. Mary's and Landale. Didn't see that one coming. Huge road win for the Zags.
9 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State (+4) Im convinced Holtmann is a god. 1st place in the B1G w/ tiebreakers over Purdue and MSU. Crazy job by him this year.
10 Duke University Logo Duke (-3) Lost to my Heels on the road. Bounced back to win @GT which has been a tough team at home. Still going through freshman struggles.
11 Auburn University Logo Auburn (-3) Dropped the tough aTm game @home. Bounced back to blow Georgia out on the road. Still in the drivers seat in the SEC.
12 Clemson University Logo Clemson (+4) They beat Pitt and thats it. Tough week @FSU and @home vs Duke. Could this be where they finally falter w/o Grantham? Probably.
13 University of Kansas Logo Kansas (-3) Got thoroughly outplayed @Baylor. Road games in the BIG12, pretty much nobody wins those things. KU still has their ? but will be fine.
14 University of Rhode Island Logo URI (+4) They continue to dominate the A10. St. Bona on the road will be a big litmus test for this team.
15 Wichita State University Logo Wichita State (+5) Beat up on the conference cupcakes. Their resume desperately needs the road win @(5) Cincy on Sunday.
16 Saint Mary's College of California Logo St. Mary's (-5) I thought they'd sweep the Zags. To see them get blown out like that was disappointing. "Don't lose to the top" starts again for SMC.
17 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina (UR) Welcome back Heels. Won vs (7)Duke and @State in a 3 day span. Get ND @home and go to the Yum! Center. Big stretch for UNC here.
18 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee (-4) Got their first win @UK in decades which is always tough. Followed it up with a HUGE letdown @Bama. Still the 2nd best SEC team imo.
19 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia (-) Beat Trae Young U on the road, HUGE win. Followed it up by losing @home to Ok St. I don't know what to think of this team.
20 University of Arizona Logo Arizona (-4) Got outplayed from start to finish by UCLA. When they want to be good, they are really good. When they don't, they are really bad.
21 Arizona State University Logo Arizona State (UR) Beat UCLA and USC, both at home, but still good wins. Is this what they needed to get back on track? We'll see when (20)Zona comes in.
22 University of Oklahoma Logo Oklahoma (-7) 3 game slide, easily could turn into 4 when they play @(7) TTU, BIG12 will do that to you. I still believe in this team.
23 Texas A&M University Logo Texas A&M (UR) Im high on this team when they have all their guys. Huge road win over then (8)Auburn. 2 more big road games await this week.
24 Creighton University Logo Creighton (+1) Won the close one on the road @DePaul. I think they should've beat then (5)Xavier if it weren't for a questionable call.
25 University of Houston Logo Houston (UR) The loss to Drexel has been holding them back, everyone has a bad loss. Defending home court vs (5)Cincy will be huge for their resume.