Duke University Logoshaidar9haran's Ballot for Week 2 of 2018-19

Submitted on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 10:36PM EST
1 Duke University Logo Duke +5: Looked like they might be one of the best teams ever against Kentucky, followed it up with a strong win over Army.
2 University of Virginia Logo Virginia -1: Defense already looks amazing, Jerome Guy and Hunter is an amazing top 3. Jerome already looking like a leader.
3 University of Kansas Logo Kansas -1: Probably the most skilled team 1-7 in the country, I think they don't have as much room to grow as some of the others.
4 Villanova University Logo Villanova -1: Paschall and Booth are already excelling in their expanded roles, Gillespie is a strong piece. This train keeps moving.
5 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina -1: The frontcourt is insane and Little had his first breaktout game against Elon. A legit contender for top 5 O and D.
6 University of Nevada, Reno Logo Nevada +1: Dominated what should be a good BYU team and Martin has looked every bit the Wooden Award candidate he was expected to be.
7 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga +1: No Tillie for the first month but that just means Hachimura can feast.
8 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky -3: Didn't look cohesive against Duke, nor did it feel they had the talent to compete, struggling against So. Ill didn't make me feel better
9 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee +0: Grant Williams is a stud and this team should excel on both ends of the court, even though Defense is their brand.
10 Syracuse University Logo Syracuse +0: Brissett is better than I thought, might be one of Boeheim's most talented teams.
11 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State +2: Loved the fight against Kansas, I think Ward is a problem on D and there's a lack of a third option, but the fight is there.
12 Kansas State University Logo Kansas State -1: First game didn't tell us anything other than this team can win dirty...
13 Auburn University Logo Auburn +5: Methodically deconstructed a strong Washington team, just a really experienced backcourt.
14 Florida State University Logo Florida State +2: Hamilton's teams are known to start hot and fade under pressure, we'll see if this version can withstand the heat.
15 Purdue University Logo Purdue -1: It's bad news for this team that Haarms isn't starting, but if he can progress throughout the season...
16 Clemson University Logo Clemson -1: We won't know much about what the team really is for a while, until then it's nice to see them dominate the warmups.
17 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Logo Virginia Tech +0: A road game at Penn State has me on early upset alert for this team, but if they can come out with a win I'll be impressed.
18 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia -6: Allowed 1.15PPP against Buffalo, very un-Huggy like. Didn't like that they got blown out in OT.
19 University of Michigan Logo Michigan +4: The defense is impressive, I think Holy Cross struggled to hit 35, but there's not enough playmakers.
20 University of Oregon Logo Oregon +2: Bol Bol has been fun and Pritchard has feasted, I love that combo.
21 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech +0: It's crazy that this team might finish 4th or 5th in the B12, the execute so well even with a lot of turnover.
22 University of Maryland, College Park Logo Maryland +3: Talented young team, but shooting has looked pretty dreadful so far.
23 University at Buffalo Logo Buffalo NR: This team plays fast and matched up perfectly with WVU, they're afraid of no one.
24 Mississippi State University Logo Mississippi State +0: Weatherspoon leads this squad on both ends and has performed so well through two games.
25 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State NR: Nice win over Cincinnati gives them an early bump into the mix. Next 5: Miami, Butler, TCU, Texas, LSU