Wichita State University LogoBlazeth's Ballot for Preseason of 2018-19

Submitted on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 1:35PM EDT
1 University of Kansas Logo Kansas Not sure what's going on with this FBI stuff but Lawson plus Azubuike could be a terrifying frontcourt
2 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky Kansas' frontcourt gives them the edge to start for me
3 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga Huge experience coming back should make the Zags a title threat
4 Duke University Logo Duke Zion and Barrett should be really good; they have even less experience than Kentucky though
5 University of Nevada, Reno Logo Nevada Having two good players that look the same should be against the rules
6 University of Virginia Logo Virginia No more doubting Bennett's teams in the preseason, especially with Guy and Hunter back
7 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina Roy Williams with an experienced team can be a pretty good combo
8 Villanova University Logo Villanova They lost a lot but Jay Wright will have this team at a top 10 level still
9 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee Williams and Schofield are a really nice returning duo
10 Auburn University Logo Auburn Lots of experience returning to a solid team last year that should only go up
11 Kansas State University Logo Kansas State I'm not 100% sold that Elite 8 run wasn't somewhat of a fluke, they do have talent though if Weber doesn't ruin this team
12 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State Winston and Ward are nice players; they're the obvious favorite in the B1G
13 Syracuse University Logo Syracuse All starters return from a shocking Sweet 16 run; can they continue the momentum into this regular season is the question
14 University of Oregon Logo Oregon Good experience with good recruitment and a good coach should make this team the Pac 12 favorite
15 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia Konate is a nightmarish and Bob Huggins is a great coach; don't sleep on them despite the departures
16 Texas Christian University Logo TCU Lots of experience return from an NCAA tournament team last year; Dixon will finally make this team a Big 12 contender
17 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Logo Virginia Tech Maybe I have too much faith in Justin Robinson, but he can make this team a real force in the ACC
18 Florida State University Logo Florida State They have plenty of talent returning from an Elite 8 run; I'm weary of Hamilton's coaching though
19 Marquette University Logo Marquette The offense may be the best in the country, hopefully they have a much improved defense to coincide with it this year
20 Mississippi State University Logo Mississippi State An ever-improving core returns, and Howland will make this team an SEC factor this year
21 Loyola University Chicago Logo Loyola Chicago They lost a bit from their Final 4 team, but with Custer and Krutwig back, they should still be the best mid major team
22 University of Central Florida Logo UCF Taylor and Tacko are gonna be a great inside and out attack; Dawkins still needs to prove himself tho
23 University of Michigan Logo Michigan They aren't gonna be as good as they were last year, but Beilein will keep them relevant
24 Clemson University Logo Clemson Clemson and Nebraska both have strong returning production that should make them competitive
25 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Logo Nebraska Next 5 out: Cincinnati, Washington, LSU, Indiana, Florida