Pennsylvania State University LogoMetaKoopa99's Ballot for Week 7 of 2020-21

Submitted on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 10:07PM EST
1 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga (0) Just when you think USF has exposed a sliver of weakness in Gonzaga... the Bulldogs go on a second-half run to win by 23. Good lord.
2 Baylor University Logo Baylor (0) Saturday's win at Iowa State was a little too close comfort, but the Bears got the job done to win by 11. Still a clear top 2 in CBB.
3 University of Texas at Austin Logo Texas (+4) Consider the world on notice. An 84-59 win in Lawrence ties the record the biggest road win ever in Allen Fieldhouse. Texas is scary.
4 Villanova University Logo Villanova (+1) A week off for Jay Wright's squad, which moves up a spot with Kansas and Houston taking losses. More tough Big East games on the way.
5 University of Iowa Logo Iowa (+4) The top 10 was a whole mess of losses last week, so Iowa moves back into the top 5 with a good win over NW and a great win at Rutgers.
6 University of Kansas Logo Kansas (-3) KU is still a top-10 team but... that Texas loss wasn't pretty. Probably would have fallen farther if not for other top teams losing.
7 Creighton University Logo Creighton (+3) Nice win at Providence to reach 8-2, 4-1 in Big East play. Losses from other top teams also help the Bluejays move up a couple spots.
8 University of Wisconsin-Madison Logo Wisconsin (-2) A home loss to Maryland hurts, but Wisconsin was competitive all game, and they rebounded nicely with a 12-point win over Minnesota.
9 University of Houston Logo Houston (-5) Last week I said Houston was a dark-horse contender to finish undefeated in the AAC. Oops. At least they rebounded with a good SMU win.
10 University of Michigan Logo Michigan (+5) I mean... A 9-0 team with wins over Penn State, Maryland and Northwestern (good not great teams) should be in the top 10, right? Maybe.
11 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee (-3) Dominant performance at Missouri followed by a surprising home stinker vs. Alabama. Certainly hurts when you shoot 4-21 from deep.
12 Clemson University Logo Clemson (+7) I'm just sayin'... Clemson's playing excellent basketball and no one's paying attention... No one else will have them ranked this high.
13 University of Oregon Logo Oregon (+3) The win streak is now at eight with good wins in there (Seton Hall, Stanford). The recent success gives them a little rankings push.
14 Rutgers University Logo Rutgers (-1) 1-1 week with a good win over Purdue and a hard-to-penalize loss to Iowa. Ron Harper Jr. is playing like an All-American, by the way.
15 University of Minnesota Logo Minnesota (+5) So how about Minnesota? Wins over Iowa, Michigan State and Ohio State. Impressive. They did lose to Wisconsin too, so a moderate jump.
16 University of Missouri Logo Missouri (-4) A 20-point loss to Tennessee puts a damper on Mizzou's season, but they're still 7-1 with wins over Oregon, Illinois and now Arkansas.
17 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Logo Illinois (+8) Bigger sample size helps Illinois, as their three losses don't matter as much as they did last week. Three straight B1G wins helps too.
18 Saint Louis University Logo St. Louis (-1) Dormant week for the Billikens. They stay about put. Only A-10 games remain. Saint Louis is the heavy favorite to finish at the top.
19 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech (-8) Harsh drop for an OT loss to OK State? Yes, but I'm splitting hairs in this 12-19 range. TTU gets the short end of the stick. Sorry.
20 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Logo Virginia Tech (NEW) Now ranking gets really tricky... We'll go with VT next. 7-1 with wins over Clemson and Nova, have looked good since the PSU loss.
21 University of Louisville Logo Louisville (NEW) Louisville is essentially the same as VT. 7-1, one really bad loss (Wisconsin), some good wins (Seton Hall, WKU) to a lesser extent.
22 University of Florida Logo Florida (NEW) Florida is now 5-1 and 2-0 without Keyontae Johnson: a road SEC win and a very good home win over LSU. That deserves a spot, I think.
23 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia (-9) What to do with WVU... They have great early performances (VCU, WKU) but looked bad three of the past four games... They just stay in.
24 North Carolina State University Logo NC State (NEW) I'm not positive NC State is a "top 25 team," but they did beat UNC, and their only loss is to another top-25 team (Saint Louis).
25 University of Arizona Logo Arizona (NEW) Seems to odd to self-impose a postseason ban during a 9-1 start... Next 5: Xavier, Arkansas, Florida State, Virginia, Oklahoma State