University of Portland LogoThe_Wikipedia_Vandal's Ballot for Preseason of 2018-19

Submitted on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 11:39PM EDT
1 University of Kansas Logo Kansas Returning pieces and top recruits are the recipe for success in the current climate. And Kansas is one of only a few teams that has both.
2 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky Grad transfer Reid Travis is a huge factor in why they are ranked so high. As much of a contender as exists right now.
3 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee Returning basically everyone. I'm going to keep them this high until they give me a reason not to.
4 Duke University Logo Duke As usual for Duke with tons of freshman, I predict early season struggles followed by later success.
5 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga The shortened WCC conference schedule will get them more respectable non-conference wins.
6 University of Virginia Logo Virginia Virginia is always great, with or without the talent to justify it.
7 Auburn University Logo Auburn People are underrating them because of Bruce Pearl. They've got the pieces to win the national championship if they have chemistry.
8 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina Lots of veterans including Luke Maye are back. If Maye could become a NPOTY contender I could see top 3 for UNC. But I find that unlikely.
9 University of Nevada, Reno Logo Nevada Every good non-con team they scheduled is a road game. They'll have to go nearly undefeated to justify a top 10 finish. They will.
10 Villanova University Logo Villanova No idea. They lost everyone. But I think Jay Wright deserves the benefit of the doubt at this point.
11 Kansas State University Logo Kansas State
12 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State
13 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia
14 University of Oregon Logo Oregon
15 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Logo Virginia Tech
16 Florida State University Logo Florida State
17 University of Michigan Logo Michigan
18 Mississippi State University Logo Mississippi State
19 University of California, Los Angeles Logo UCLA
20 University of Cincinnati Logo Cincinnati
21 Clemson University Logo Clemson
22 Syracuse University Logo Syracuse
23 Indiana University Bloomington Logo Indiana
24 Texas Christian University Logo TCU
25 Louisiana State University Logo LSU