University of Iowa Logosoccerpro5674's Ballot for Preseason of 2018-19

Submitted on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 4:13AM EDT
1 University of Kansas Logo Kansas For a team losing Devonte' Graham, Kansas is loaded. Bill Self finally has a frontcourt again and this team is full of vets.
2 Duke University Logo Duke Coach K has finally embraced the one-and-done mentality and this is the closest class we've seen to the Fab Five.
3 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky Sure, it's boring. However, Calipari has another stellar freshmen class and he's proven he can handle turnover.
4 University of Nevada, Reno Logo Nevada Nevada will shed the underdog label right away. Bringing back the Martin twins solidifies the Pack as one of the nation's deepest teams.
5 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina Inserting Nassir Little into one of the best lineups in the ACC makes the Tar Heels a legitimate title contender. The ceiling is the roof.
6 University of Virginia Logo Virginia Under no circumstances will the team that broke ken poM sink Below fourth in this stacked Conference. Deandre Hunter is on a mission.
7 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga Perhaps I'm a tad low on the Bulldogs this year. I'll need a larger sample size to truly trust Josh Perkins as the leader of this offense.
8 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee Tennessee won the SEC last season and returns all but one player. The Volunteers have been building for this year and the ceiling is high.
9 Villanova University Logo Villanova The reigning champions lose some huge pieces (Bridges, Brunson, DiVincenzo, Spellman), but have the tools to keep the Big East crown.
10 Kansas State University Logo Kansas State Oh, yes. This is the year K-State is for real. This is high (maybe way too high) for the Wildcats, but Dean Wade and Xavier Sneed ball out.
11 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Logo Virginia Tech The Hokies are a real force in the ACC with an immensely deep lineup. Bringing back seven of the team's eight best will work wonders.
12 Auburn University Logo Auburn Losing Mustapha Heron will be costly for the Tigers and this may even be too high for the co-SEC champs. Health will rejuvenate this team.
13 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State A turnover prone B1G favorite is becoming the mantra for the Spartans and losing Bridges, Jackson and Nairn certainly hurts.
14 Florida State University Logo Florida State Holy athleticism, Batman. If the Seminoles can rein in truly effective point guard play, they'll be tough to top on any given night.
15 University of Oregon Logo Oregon The addition of Bol Bol makes this Ducks team a real threat in a wide-open Pac-12 conference.
16 Syracuse University Logo Syracuse I'm certainly low on the Orange and I'll own up to that. As soon as Syracuse proves to have anywhere close to a perimeter offense I'm in.
17 Purdue University Logo Purdue The Boilermakers will have the best player in the country in Carsen Edwards, but lose loads of production. Haarms is back, too, which helps.
18 Marquette University Logo Marquette The Big East could be fun this year with the Q gaining steam and Butler, St. John's and Providence showing signs. All hail Markus Howard.
19 Loyola University Chicago Logo Loyola Chicago First-time Arch Madness champs quickly turned Final Four darlings, Loyola-Chicago brings back key pieces and some swagger in the MVC.
20 University of Michigan Logo Michigan Mo Wagner will be dearly missed, but the Wolverines are pushing stock that Jordan Poole will be a stud. This team needs to learn to score.
21 Texas Christian University Logo TCU That's right, Jamie Dixon might just have his best roster ever and it comes at a great time with the Big XII taking a step back.
22 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Logo Nebraska It feels so odd rewarding Nebraska with preseason hype, but Tim Miles has done something right to assemble this fantastic squad.
23 University of Washington Logo Washington The Huskies had a season-defining win over Kansas early in the year and are only going to improve upon that flash. Jaylen Nowell is money.
24 University of Central Florida Logo UCF The American is wide open this season and Tacko Fall will help UCF win the league. 8th in AdjDE, the Golden Knights are a force.
25 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia This is low for a Mountaineers team with plenty of upside, but Bob Huggins hasn't seen a floor this low in years. The frontcourt is lethal.