University of Kansas LogoINeedMoreCreativity's Ballot for Week 5 of 2018-19

Submitted on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 11:55PM EST
1 University of Michigan Logo Michigan Forget preseason rankings. Michigan has been destroying top tier opponents game after game. Best defense in the country.
2 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga Top tier win on the road vs Creighton. Pushes them above Kansas. Could be #1.
3 University of Kansas Logo Kansas Undefeated, but they might want to consider winning in regulation if they’d like to keep it that way. Could be #1.
4 Duke University Logo Duke Duke would be favored on a neutral court against anyone in the country. Only loss is against an insanely good Gonzaga team. Could be #1
5 University of Virginia Logo Virginia Their offense is good now too!
6 University of Wisconsin-Madison Logo Wisconsin One of the best resumes in the country. Wins at Iowa and vs NC State in past week are huge. Only loss was to UVA.
7 University of Nevada, Reno Logo Nevada Loaded with offensive talent. Gotta love having a guy named "Jazz Johnson" hitting threes
8 Auburn University Logo Auburn Juniors everywhere! Experienced team that is athletic and can shoot. My pick to win the SEC.
9 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech Amazing what Chris Beard is doing with this team. Lost so many key pieces and he's developing transfers and young players into a solid team.
10 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Logo Virginia Tech Only blemish is a close road loss at Penn State.
11 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State
12 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Logo Nebraska Defense is crazy good, limiting 3 pt attempts and %s well. Copeland, Palmer, and Roby will start to shoot better like they did last year.
13 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina Gotta win more of its games to get higher up. I respect them for scheduling so many road games though.
14 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee Clearly a good team, but it needs to have more than one decent win (vs Lousville). If guards start to hit 3s, it will help Williams inside
15 Florida State University Logo Florida State
16 Arizona State University Logo Arizona State Great resume
17 Iowa State University Logo Iowa State Their median game is among the hardest in the country. Only loss to Arizona on a neutral court. Playing w/o 2 of their best players
18 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State Good road wins. Loss to Syracuse makes them drop slightly
19 University of Oklahoma Logo Oklahoma Perfect aside from a loss to a very good Wisconsin team. Great win against Florida and a lot of good wins on neutral courts.
20 Mississippi State University Logo Mississippi State
21 University at Buffalo Logo Buffalo Insane resume. Win at SF is just as hard a game to win as would be hosting UK or FSU. Win at WVU is as hard to win as home vs Duke or KU.
22 Kansas State University Logo Kansas State One hard game so far and they lost it. Didn’t destroy bad teams. I expect them to improve, but they just aren’t showing it right now
23 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky One hard game so far and they lost it. Didn’t destroy bad teams. I intentionally have the exact same reasoning here as K-State. Very similar
24 St. John's University Logo St. John's Another insane resume. Destroyed Rutgers in an away game. Couple other good wins on neutral courts
25 University of Arizona Logo Arizona Sorry, no Furman. Two great wins for AZ -- at UConn at vs Iowa State. Two losses are totally excusable -- vs Gonzaga and Auburn