Wichita State University Logowichita_gator's Ballot for Week 5 of 2018-19

Submitted on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 9:03AM EST
1 University of Kansas Logo Kansas I've been making polls on Reddit for years and I still have no idea what I'm really doing.
2 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga
3 University of Virginia Logo Virginia
4 University of Michigan Logo Michigan Michigan had a great week with wins over North Carolina and Purdue.
5 Duke University Logo Duke Duke and Michigan were close in my eyes, but the Wolverines get the edge by being undefeated.
6 University of Nevada, Reno Logo Nevada
7 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee If you want better explanations for my Top 8 you can look at my poll from last week, because I don't care enough to write it again.
8 Auburn University Logo Auburn I'm only confident in my top 8, and even that's barely stable. Can we all just agree this is for fun and not get too mad at each other?
9 University of Wisconsin-Madison Logo Wisconsin Only loss is to Virginia, and has also beat a good Iowa team on the road. The win over NC State ain't so bad either.
10 Florida State University Logo Florida State I wrongly left FSU unranked last week because Villanova is weird this year and because Florida's secretly ass. I'm likely over-correcting.
11 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State Can't knock them too far for a close loss to Louisville on the road.
12 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech Texas Tech and Arizona State are both undefeated with decent wins. So until they lose, I have no reason not to rank them highly.
13 University at Buffalo Logo Buffalo Undefeated, and knocked off previously undefeated San Francisco in Northern Ireland this week.
14 Arizona State University Logo Arizona State See Texas Tech.
15 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Logo Virginia Tech Only lost to Penn State by 1 on the road, so I'll cut them some slack.
16 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State The loss to Syracuse at home stings, but the Buckeyes road wins over Cincinnati and Creighton will keep them afloat.
17 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina Lost to a really good Michigan team on the road. Normally wouldn't have dropped much at all, but Texas (L) lost to frickin' Radford.
18 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Logo Nebraska Beat Clemson on the road. Only loss is to Texas Tech. Good enough to get me back on the Nebrasketball hype train!
19 Furman University Logo Furman I don't know how long the Paladins can keep this up, but until they lose... RANK FURMAN YOU COWARDS!
20 University of Iowa Logo Iowa Tough week for the Hawkeyes, since both of their quality wins crapped the bed while they lost to Wisconsin at home.
21 Indiana University Bloomington Logo Indiana Their losses are forgivable: by 1 point @Arkansas and a stomping from Duke on the road. The win over Marquette looks much better now.
22 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky At least UNC-Greensboro is "something", but so many teams would have the same record on this schedule. The name "Kentucky" helps.
23 Marquette University Logo Marquette Got destroyed by Indiana earlier in the year, but recent wins over K-State and Louisville have allowed forgiveness.
24 University of Louisville Logo Louisville W over Michigan State this week. Teams that just missed the ranks: K-State, Arizona, Creighton, UCLA, Purdue, Houston, St. John's, Maryland
25 Villanova University Logo Villanova If you consider the OT loss against Furman a tie, their resume looks a lot better. But it wasn't, and Furman can't keep this run up, right?