Syracuse University Logofalconlover79's Ballot for Week 19 of 2017-18

Submitted on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 5:35PM EDT
1 University of Virginia Logo Virginia (LW: 1) As if their resume needed any boosting. Hard to bet against anyone else in the NCAA tournament.
2 Villanova University Logo Villanova (LW: 4) Villanova just tends to turn it on in NYC, 3 Big East championships in the last 4 years, with a runner-up in 2016.
3 Xavier University Logo Xavier (LW: 2) Does the Providence loss cost them a 1 seed? Probably not, but Xavier needs to avoid another let-down in the coming weeks.
4 Duke University Logo Duke (LW: 3) This team is still very scary. Even as a likely 2 seed, the combo of Bagley, Carter, and big booty Grayson Allen is terrifying.
5 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State (LW: 5) The Spartans are hoping that nearly 2 weeks off gives them the rest to make a deep run in the tournament.
6 University of Michigan Logo Michigan (LW: 6) The Wolverines are hoping that the time off doesn't cool them down from their red-hot performance in NYC last week.
7 University of Cincinnati Logo Cincinnati (LW: 7) A pressure-packed AAC championship game results in a title. This team's defence is legit and they should get a 2 seed.
8 University of Kansas Logo Kansas (LW: 8) No Doke, no problem. It's hard to imagine they can keep up the 3-point shooting in the tournament; if they do, they're a tough out.
9 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina (LW: 12) Very good week for the Tar Heels as they notched 3 wins and a close loss to #1 UVA. Will they be rewarded with a 1 seed?
10 Purdue University Logo Purdue (LW: 9) Purdue may be one of the toughest teams to match up against when they shoot the 3 well, they could be hit or miss in March.
11 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee (LW: 11) A valiant performance in the SEC tournament final for Tennessee. Can Rick Barnes get over his disappointing tournament past?
12 University of Arizona Logo Arizona (LW: 15) Well Arizona is certainly firing on all cylinders. Ayton is a monster and playing angry at the moment.
13 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia (LW: 16) Hard to counter 46 3 pointers (it seemed like KU made that many, at least) but the Mountaineers still look good heading into March.
14 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech (LW: 10) The close loss to WVU shouldn't hurt their seed line, but TTU needs to worry about beating a team like that in the round of 32.
15 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky (LW: 23) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is insane right now. The Cats have won yet another SEC championship and will be a dangerous 4/5 seed.
16 Wichita State University Logo Wichita State (LW: 14) The Shockers were hoping to get another shot at Cincinnati, but the Cougars beat them to the punch.
17 Auburn University Logo Auburn (LW: 13) Not a great look for the Tigers recently. Getting demolished by Collin Sexton (and others) is not helping that.
18 University of Houston Logo Houston (LW: 20) The Cougars have proved that they can play with the big boys of the AAC. A good sign for their potential tournament run.
19 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga (LW: 18) The Zags lost a chance at another Q1 win when St. Mary's lost in the semi-finals. A shame for GU, who otherwise could've been a 4.
20 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State (LW: 17) The Buckeyes are hoping that they can avoid the black hole that is the 5-12 game.
21 Clemson University Logo Clemson (LW: 21) A very close loss to Virginia shows that this team is still a Sweet 16 threat even without Grantham.
22 University of Nevada, Reno Logo Nevada (LW: 19) Yikes, not the MWC tournament performance that Nevada was looking for. Could cost them a few spots on the seed line.
23 University of Arkansas Logo Arkansas (LW: NR) The guard play for Arkansas is very impressive, but they did not fair well against the big, physical line-up of Tennessee.
24 University of Miami (Florida) Logo Miami (FL) (LW: 22) They didn't beat UNC in the quarterfinals but, inspite of their 3 seed, they weren't exactly favourites.
25 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Logo Virginia Tech (LW: 25) The collapse against ND was not great, but getting that lead is impressive in itself. Next 5: SHU, URI, KSU, USC, Providence