University of Texas at Austin LogoOrangePlasma's Ballot for Week 9 of 2020-21

Submitted on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 8:48PM EST
1 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga -
2 Baylor University Logo Baylor -
3 Villanova University Logo Villanova -
4 University of Iowa Logo Iowa (+1) A Texas loss leads to an Iowa rise. Iowa blew out Northwestern on the road this week, which is nice.
5 University of Michigan Logo Michigan (+5) A #9 rank proved too low for Michigan, and after being on the opposite sides of blow outs, they rise, but only a bit.
6 University of Texas at Austin Logo Texas (-2) Texas was handed their first conference lost at the hands of Texas Tech, despite being up 10 after the first half.
7 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee -
8 University of Houston Logo Houston (+2) Houston moves up after some losses.
9 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State (+7) After a road win over Illinois, Ohio State looks like a top 3 B1G team, and a top 10 team overall.
10 University of Kansas Logo Kansas (-4) KU lost to Oklahoma State. They'll be fine.
11 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech (+3) TTU got a great win over Texas- on the road- and then performed pretty well against Baylor.
12 Creighton University Logo Creighton (-4) Creighton lost to Butler, but they didn't have Marcus Zegarowski. They're a different team without him, so they won't fall far for now.
13 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia -
14 Saint Louis University Logo St. Louis (+1) SLU moves up after losses, despite being idle again. Hope this team gets to play soon.
15 University of Wisconsin-Madison Logo Wisconsin (-5) After a being pretty much decimated by Michigan, Wisconsin rebounded nicely. They're still a top 15 team in my eyes.
16 University of Minnesota Logo Minnesota (+4) Michigan was one of the hottest teams in the country, and Minnesota beat them by 18. If this team can just perform away, they're top 10
17 University of Virginia Logo Virginia (+7) Virginia looks like they're coming closer to their preseason top 5 rank, after a demolishment of Clemson.
18 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Logo Illinois (-6) Illinois just lost at home to Ohio State. Maybe a drop like this is excessive, but lots of teams deserved to leapfrog here.
19 Oklahoma State University Logo Oklahoma State (+2) A win over Kansas is great for Oklahoma State of course. This team is now sitting at 9-3, and look to be scary in the Big 12.
20 University of Oregon Logo Oregon (-2) Oregon was idle, but they're getting leapfrogged here.
21 Florida State University Logo Florida State (+1) FSU played probably their best offensive game of the season vs. NC State.
22 University of Alabama Logo Alabama (NR) Alabama has to be ranked. This might even be to low, after blow outs over Kentucky and Arkansas, and a blow out over Tennessee earlier.
23 University of Missouri Logo Missouri -
24 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Logo Virginia Tech (+1) [DROPPED: 19. Louisville]
25 Clemson University Logo Clemson (-8) Clemson, even after being the victim of a murder, still has a lot of things to like. They'll stay ranked.