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

Submitted on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 8:46PM EST
1 University of Virginia Logo Virginia (LW: 1) How in the hell did Louisville not win that game? No matter the answer, 17-1 in the ACC is stupidly impressive
2 Xavier University Logo Xavier (LW: 4) I'll admit, I have been saying this team is solidly 2nd best in the Big East, but their consistency is incredible. Outright champs!
3 Duke University Logo Duke (LW: 3) Marvin Bagley just took control in the 2nd half against UNC. Can't wait for potential Duke/Carolina III and Duke/Virginia II.
4 Villanova University Logo Villanova (LW: 5) They've won 2 out of the last 3 Big East tournaments, and 4 straight over 1 seed Xavier. Nova should be confident in MSG this week.
5 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State (LW: 2) The Spartans under performed slightly in New York, ending any chance at a 1 seed for the Spartans.
6 University of Michigan Logo Michigan (LW: 17) Wow. Not only did they win 4 games in 4 days, but they won 3 of those games convincingly (wtf Iowa). I'm a big fan of this squad.
7 University of Cincinnati Logo Cincinnati (LW: 10) Hey! The Bearcats have a quality win now! Better late than never, as they may finally have a case for a top 2 seed.
8 University of Kansas Logo Kansas (LW: 6) Just when you start to forget, that ugly Kansas team shows up again. The Jayhawks could beat anyone, and lose in the 1st round too.
9 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech (LW: 9) Keenan Evans is back and the Red Raiders look to be back to health just in time for 2 big tournaments.
10 Purdue University Logo Purdue (LW: 8) The thing about Purdue's tournament run is that Michigan was their only tournament-caliber team opponent. Resume is mostly unchanged
11 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee (LW: 13) Just by the skin of their teeth, the Vols got by Georgia to get a share of the SEC title.
12 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina (LW: 7) Two winnable games went by the wayside this week for UNC, costing them a double-bye in the conference tournament.
13 Auburn University Logo Auburn (LW: 12) No shame in losing at Bud Walton. Also no shame in an SEC regular season title, congrats Tigers!
14 Wichita State University Logo Wichita State (LW: 11) A good performance in their 1st year in the AAC for the Shockers.
15 University of Arizona Logo Arizona (LW: 21) If Miller and Ayton are here to stay then Arizona could run through the Pac 12 tournament.
16 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia (LW: 15) Losing to a desperate Texas team in Austin is not too disappointing, but now they draw Baylor (who they've beat twice) in KC.
17 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State (LW: 16) At least there's a very low chance that Penn State will even be in the NCAA tournament.
18 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga (LW: 20) Still room to move up if they can get two more wins in Vegas.
19 University of Nevada, Reno Logo Nevada (LW: 18) The SDSU loss isn't as bad as it looks, the Aztecs have won 5 straight and are a tough team to play on the road.
20 University of Houston Logo Houston (LW: NR) The Cougars are unbeatable at home (Texas Southern's home at least); we'll see how they perform in Orlando.
21 Clemson University Logo Clemson (LW: 19) The Tigers are sliding a bit as they head into the ACC tournament, with NC State looming in the quarterfinals.
22 University of Miami (Florida) Logo Miami (FL) (LW: NR) Two close wins have helped Miami rise up to a 3 seed in the ACC tournament, with potential for an interesting rematch with UNC
23 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky (LW: 22) Quote from my Auburn blurb last week, "The Gators can't seem to decide if they're good or not". Kentucky found out the answer.
24 Seton Hall University Logo Seton Hall (LW: NR) Nearly pulled off the upset against Villanova, and finished off strong against Butler. Can the seniors claim another BE tournament?
25 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Logo Virginia Tech (LW: NR) There's something impressive about this team, even if they couldn't quite beat Miami. Next 5: Arkansas, URI, MTSU, TCU, Florida