University of Notre Dame Logosully_felton's Ballot for Week 16 of 2017-18

Submitted on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 12:09AM EST
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1 Villanova University Logo Villanova Nova jumps Michigan State after a convincing road win against Xavier. Two tough conference road games remain: Creighton and Hall.
2 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State Well, if you took the under for the amount of weeks Sparty would remain #1. Congratulations. Also, what a comeback.
3 University of Virginia Logo Virginia Only played one game this week on the road against Three Point Chain U and took care of business.
4 University of Kansas Logo Kansas Might be a little bit of an overreaction, but Kansas wins this week after teams 5-10 all lost at least one game.
5 Xavier University Logo Xavier I honestly think these guys are slightly overrated, but I can't drop them too much after a home loss to the best team in the country.
6 Duke University Logo Duke Along with Kansas, the Dookies win the week after an abysmal performance from the top 10. Nice road win against Clemson.
7 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga If the Zags win out, is a 2 seed a possibility? I honestly think they have a chance at that.
8 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech A lot is on the line this upcoming week for the Tortillas. If they can beat Kansas, a 1 seed is a real possibility.
9 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina Blue Bloods torching the rankings this week. UNC not losing propels them to the top 10 once again.
10 Purdue University Logo Purdue Survived a scare from Penn St at home. At least they won and hopefully they can get in the right direction.
11 Wichita State University Logo Wichita State Shocker Nation gets back on their feet. Hopefully they can keep this up when March comes around.
12 University of Arizona Logo Arizona Cats remain on top of the Pac 12. They should cruise the rest of the way until the Pac 12 tourney.
13 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State What happened? After a huge road win against Purdue, these guys got manhandled to a fringe bubble team.
14 University of Cincinnati Logo Cincinnati Two tough losses this week. They had a chance to remain in the top 10 if they beat Shocker Nation, but that didn't happen.
15 Auburn University Logo Auburn Sorry, Auburn. You guys looked lost in the first half against SCar. They need to play better in both halves in order to retain the two seed.
16 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee What happened to the team that beat Kentucky at Rupp? They should have handled Georgia.
17 Saint Mary's College of California Logo St. Mary's I'm intrigued to see how they will do in the WCC tourney. They don't play anybody until then.
18 Clemson University Logo Clemson Tough home loss against Duke. Their upcoming game on the road against VT will be an interesting one.
19 University of Michigan Logo Michigan Michigan gets revenge. What a time to be alive for Wolverines fans: beating both Ohio St and Michigan St in the same season.
20 University of Rhode Island Logo URI Soooooo close to that perfect conference record. Sorry Rams.
21 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia These guys just can't win. If they can learn to close out a game correctly, then maybe March won't be a nightmare.
22 New Mexico State University Logo New Mexico State Two Aggies come into the top 25, one comes out. Congrats, Aggies of the WAC.
23 University of Nevada, Reno Logo Nevada Mid-majors are on the rise. An almost scary loss to Utah State saved them.
24 University of Houston Logo Houston I for one would like to welcome our new overlords of the AAC, Houston.
25 Arizona State University Logo Arizona State I honestly have no idea who to put here. Head to head win over UCLA puts the Sun Devils here despite a home loss to in state rival.