University of Michigan Logokjking70's Ballot for Preseason of 2018-19

Submitted on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 10:30PM EDT
1 University of Kansas Logo Kansas The Jayhawks bring in a strong group of returners, some great incoming transfers, and a very talented recruiting class
2 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga The Zags bring back most of their best players from last season as well as newcomers Brandon Clarke and Geno Crandell
3 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky The Wildcats have some excellent returning players for the first time in a while and pair it with a great recruiting class.
4 University of Nevada, Reno Logo Nevada Maybe the deepest team in the country. They have 2 teams worth of players talented enough to make the tournament
5 Duke University Logo Duke I might be a little low on Duke, but I have concerns about their shooting. This is the most talented team in the country
6 University of Virginia Logo Virginia They don't have to play 16 seeds in the regular season. Tony Bennett is also an excellent coach and they almost went undefeated last year
7 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee They bring back their entire team, including SEC Player of the Year Grant Williams.
8 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina Likely All-American Luke Maye has a stellar supporting class that should lead UNC to a great season
9 Villanova University Logo Villanova I trust Jay Wright with my life at this point. Maybe not the most talented team he's ever had, but all the players fit his system well
10 Kansas State University Logo Kansas State They bring back the core from a team that only got better as last season went on. Dean Wade and Barry Brown are stars
11 University of Oregon Logo Oregon Some very talented newcomers join Peyton Pritchard and co. I've fallen in love with their talent
12 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Logo Virginia Tech One of the best shooting teams in the country. They should compete at the top of the ACC
13 Louisiana State University Logo LSU Tremont Waters will be an All-American this season and he's joined by a great recruiting class
14 Auburn University Logo Auburn They bring back lots of players from last year's team along with getting everyone eligible.
15 North Carolina State University Logo NC State I love this team. I love Kevin Keatts as a coach and he has players that perfectly fit his system this season. This team keeps growing on me
16 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State I have doubts about Michigan State, but if Cassius Winston can prove he's a go-to guy, Sparty will have no problems this year
17 Florida State University Logo Florida State The Seminoles may be the longest team in the country, and they'll use that length well. Great defensive team, but can they shoot?
18 University of Michigan Logo Michigan John Beilein is one of the best coaches in America, and this is a sneaky good group. They might be better than their in-state rivals.
19 Mississippi State University Logo Mississippi State The Bulldogs return almost their entire roster and add lots of promising freshmen. But can they finally make the tournament under Howland?
20 Syracuse University Logo Syracuse The zone is back and better than ever. The offense should also be better, but can they make threes?
21 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia Replacing Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles won't be easy, but they have one of the best front courts in the country led by Sagaba Konate
22 University of Florida Logo Florida I love new point guard Andrew Nembhard as well as returners Jalen Hudson and KeVaughn Allen. I have questions about everything else.
23 University of Washington Logo Washington They come off an underrated year last season, and return their entire starting lineup.
24 Marquette University Logo Marquette I love this team's starting five, especially Markus Howard. After that, it's up in the air.
25 St. John's University Logo St. John's Shamorie Ponds and Mustapha Heron is as good as a duo as you'll find in the country. But can Chris Mullen coach?