Virginia Commonwealth University LogoMatthewSulls's Ballot for Week 15 of 2017-18

Submitted on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 7:29PM EST
RankTeamReason
1 University of Virginia Logo Virginia (-) Everyone good lost this week, so they just stay in first, the loss they got could have been much worse.
2 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State (+4) Michigan State just won what could be their biggest game of the season.
3 Villanova University Logo Villanova (-1) Nova had their first bad loss of the season, but as long as they recover, they're still good to me. 23-2 is still extraordinary.
4 University of Cincinnati Logo Cincinnati (-) I didn't feel that Cincinnati deserved a free pass into top three without even beating WSU yet, so for now they're four.
5 Xavier University Logo Xavier (-) Xavier didn't do anything of notoriety over the week besides beating Butler. so they're still good.
6 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech (+1) Being the best in the Big 12 isn't easy, if TTU can win their next few games I could easily see them in the top 5.
7 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State (+10) Ohio State was only the second or third best team in my opinion, the win over Purdue has helped them significantly.
8 Purdue University Logo Purdue (-5) Dropped four spots from Ohio State, one from Michigan State.
9 University of Rhode Island Logo URI (+2) As long as URI keeps winning, they'll surpass everyone else.
10 Duke University Logo Duke (-3) Duke's loss to UNC won't do much to hurt them, and this week is bad enough where they stay top 10.
11 Clemson University Logo Clemson (+1) Clemson had the easiest week in the top 25, but they didn't lose so they move up.
12 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga (+2) Gonzaga's win over SMC will help them a lot, as long as they just keep winning.
13 Auburn University Logo Auburn (-4) Auburn had a home loss to Texas A&M, but they still have a stellar record.
14 Saint Mary's College of California Logo St. Mary's (-1) SMC lost to Gonzaga at home, they also beat Gonzaga @Gonzaga.
15 University of Kansas Logo Kansas (-5) Lost to Baylor which is bad but they're still a good team.
16 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee (-1) Beat Kentucky in an amazing showing then got creamed by Bama.
17 University of Arizona Logo Arizona (-1) Arizona is still really good despite the loss at home
18 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina (+7) Beat Duke at home which helps a lot and avoided an upset at NC State
19 Wichita State University Logo Wichita State (NR) Wichita State has one of the best records left, they just floated to the top.
20 University of Houston Logo Houston (+1) As long as they keep winning they'll move upwards.
21 Creighton University Logo Creighton (NR) Creighton exemplifies how bad this week was. They lost at home to Xavier, but their schedule is just better at this point.
22 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia (-2) WVU is still a good team, but the Big 12 grind is slowly killing them.
23 Arizona State University Logo Arizona State (NR) They slip back in because everyone sucks
24 New Mexico State University Logo New Mexico State Considering: I HAVE NO IDEA HELP
25 University of Michigan Logo Michigan DROPPED: OKLAHOMA (15) WASHINGTON (22) MIAMI (25)