American University LogoKalonKral's Ballot for Week 10 of 2018-19

Submitted on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 8:55AM EST
1 Duke University Logo Duke 0 Finally! Conference play has begun. Duke begins with a pretty easy win over Clemson.
2 University of Michigan Logo Michigan 0 I really want to rank Michigan No. 1. Duke has so many quality wins (and a narrow loss), but Michigan is playing so well.
3 University of Virginia Logo Virginia 0 A really impressive win over Florida St. means I don’t need to bump Virginia, since I already had them pretty high.
4 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee +2 The back half of Tennesse’s conference schedule is BRUTAL. But can they avoid any hiccups?
5 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga +2 Conference play usually isn’t interesting for the Zags, but all eyes should be tuned to Saturday’s matchup w/ SF.
6 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State +4 Michigan St. should shine in conference play. They’re just better at the same things as Iowa/Ohio St. etc.
7 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech +1 I’m glad I didn’t go with Kansas St. to win the NCAA Tournament at 100-to-1 this year.
8 University of Kansas Logo Kansas -3 For me, they still have too many quality wins to fall any farther than this right now. Iowa St. is a quality team getting healthy.
9 Auburn University Logo Auburn 0 Next interesting game isn’t for a couple weeks against Kentucky, so keeping the Tigers in this area for now.
10 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Logo Virginia Tech +3 Things were a little squirrely in their games last week, but they survived.
11 University of Nevada, Reno Logo Nevada -7 I may move them farther down in the weeks ahead, but this is as far as I can take them in one week.
12 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina +2 Big showdown on Tuesday against NC St.
13 Florida State University Logo Florida State -2 It’s hard to beat Virginia outside of March, but this is two lackluster performances in a row by the Seminoles.
14 North Carolina State University Logo NC State +3 Three ACC schools in a row. The middle of the conference is going to be really tough.
15 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky 0 Even though they almost completed the comeback, Kentucky fell short against Alabama.
16 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State 0 No shame in losing to Michigan St. They were just outmatched on the interior.
17 Mississippi State University Logo Mississippi State +3 No games last week means no loses.
18 Marquette University Logo Marquette -6 Got blown away in Queens.
19 University at Buffalo Logo Buffalo +2 Big game against Toledo on Tuesday, but Buffalo should mostly sail through conference play.
20 St. John's University Logo St. John's NR If it wasn’t for the bogus ending against Seton Hall, this team would be undefeated. Two more good wins.
21 University of Houston Logo Houston +4 Showed a nice ability to pull away from Memphis toward the end of that game.
22 Iowa State University Logo Iowa State NR They’re starting to get healthy – which should scare the rest of the Big 12.
23 University of Wisconsin-Madison Logo Wisconsin -5 14 points in a half. 14 points. 14 points. 14 points. 14 points.
24 Indiana University Bloomington Logo Indiana +1 A tough loss against unbeatable Michigan, but they hung in there in the second half and didn’t give up.
25 University of Oklahoma Logo Oklahoma NR I’m going to give the Sooners a little credit for keeping up with Kansas. Two big ones against Texas Tech and TCU.