Syracuse University Logofalconlover79's Ballot for Week 16 of 2017-18

Submitted on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 11:19PM EST
1 University of Virginia Logo Virginia (LW: 2) If they can win the Yum Center on the 1st day of March, they should be 28-2 heading into the conference tournament.
2 Villanova University Logo Villanova (LW: 1) A week of chaos, in addition to a dominant win over top 5 Xavier, keeps Villanova in a top 2 spot for now.
3 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State (LW: 5) MSU’s win over Northwestern on Saturday provided both the ceiling and the floor for how this team can perform.
4 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech (LW: 3) Most of Red Raiders fans' concerns lie with the health of senior guard Keenan Evans. Hopefully he's healthy for Saturday.
5 Xavier University Logo Xavier (LW: 4) Xavier is solidly the 2nd best team in the Big East, which is more of a testament to how dominant Villanova is.
6 Duke University Logo Duke (LW: 10) If Allen can keep this up when Bagley returns, Duke may be the best team in the country.
7 University of Kansas Logo Kansas (LW: 12) You didn’t really think that Kansas was going to lose the Big 12 that easily? They'll fight for #14 until the last day.
8 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina (LW: 11) The Tar Heels have now accumulated a 5 game win streak to counter their 3 game losing streak at the end of January.
9 Auburn University Logo Auburn (LW: 9) A blemish-free week would give Auburn at least a share of the SEC regular season title. Just a little reminder.
10 Purdue University Logo Purdue (LW: 8) Once thought to be one of the top 3 teams in the country, the Boilermakers almost drift outside the top 10.
11 University of Cincinnati Logo Cincinnati (LW: 6) They still go @Wichita in a few weeks, and that game now becomes a must win if they want anything higher than a 3 seed in March
12 University of Arizona Logo Arizona (LW: 16) The Pac 12 regular season title is just about on lock now, and anyone who questions that has to go through Deandre Ayton first.
13 Wichita State University Logo Wichita State (LW: 18) Sunday’s marquee win over Cincinnati saw the Shockers finally play up to their preseason potential.
14 Clemson University Logo Clemson (LW: 7) Injuries continue to ravage the Tigers, as they lost Shelton Mitchell to a frightening head injury in the road trip to Tallahassee.
15 University of Rhode Island Logo URI (LW: 14) The Rams lost what was the only game in their conference schedule that would not be perceived as a bad loss.
16 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee (LW: 15) The Vols need to bounce back and defend home court as the inconsistent, but talented, Florida Gators visit next.
17 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia (LW: 17) It’s a shame that Daxter Miles Jr. may only be remembered for his bad decisions late in the KU game, because he played quite well.
18 University of Nevada, Reno Logo Nevada (LW: 24) Major win @Boise State on Wednesday should ensure an at large spot for the Wolfpack, at the very least.
19 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State (LW: 13) Two disappointing efforts for Ohio State this week, as they were effectively blown out by both Penn State and Michigan.
20 University of Houston Logo Houston (LW: NR) The Cougars made two separate statements this week. They are part of the upper echelon of the AAC and they are for real.
21 University of Michigan Logo Michigan (LW: NR) The bottom five in these rankings were not easy to figure out, but the Wolverines proved to be the best of the rest.
22 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga (LW: NR) You don’t have to tell me how bearish I am on Gonzaga, I already know. I'm not overly high on the WCC as a whole either.
23 Kansas State University Logo Kansas State (LW: NR) Last time I ranked Kansas State, they proceeded to lay an egg at home against KU. They may want to avoid that against UT and OU.
24 Florida State University Logo Florida State (LW: NR) At the beginning of the season, the Seminoles may not have thought a win against Clemson to be their 2nd best win of the year.
25 University of Arkansas Logo Arkansas (LW: NR) The Razorbacks are almost unbeatable at home. Next 5: Virginia Tech, Missouri, Arizona State, Baylor, Texas A&M