Pennsylvania State University LogoMetaKoopa99's Ballot for Week 10 of 2020-21

Submitted on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9:24AM EST
1 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga (0) Do I even need to say anything? Gonzaga is now 15-0 after a casual 46-point win over Pacific on Saturday. Just 10 more until perfection.
2 Baylor University Logo Baylor (0) Baylor's path to perfection is trickier, as the meat of the Big 12 remains on the schedule. But the Bears have aced every test so far.
3 University of Michigan Logo Michigan (+1) Good wins over Maryland and Purdue help wipe away the Minnesota loss. Unfortunate that Michigan now goes on program pause due to COVID.
4 University of Texas at Austin Logo Texas (-1) No games last week for Texas, but some big ones coming up with Oklahoma and Kentucky. Then, it's all sights on Texas-Baylor on Feb. 2.
5 University of Alabama Logo Alabama (+5) Alabama is cutting through the SEC like a hot knife through butter. If not for some early losses, the Tide could be in the top three.
6 Villanova University Logo Villanova (+1) Yay! Villanova is finally playing again. And they're doing what they do best: beating Big East opponents. 2-0 since the return to play.
7 University of Houston Logo Houston (+1) Houston has been just as hot as Alabama, albeit against worse opponents. The Cougars have won the last four by an average of 21 points.
8 University of Iowa Logo Iowa (-3) A 12-point home loss to Indiana raises serious questions about the defense, but as long as Garza is around, Iowa is still a top team.
9 University of Missouri Logo Missouri (+12) The Tigers are for real! Beat South Carolina and avenged an earlier loss to Tennessee. Mark Feb. 6 on your calendar: Mizzou vs. Bama.
10 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State (+2) Massive win for the Buckeyes in Madison moves them up two spots. Would have moved up even more if not for the Purdue loss on Tuesday.
11 Florida State University Logo Florida State (NEW) From unranked to just outside the top 10. That's because of a massive week with wins over Louisville and Clemson. The Noles are back.
12 University of Virginia Logo Virginia (+7) Virginia and Florida State are the cream of the crop in the ACC at the moment, despite the earlier struggles each team went through.
13 Creighton University Logo Creighton (-2) Much-needed win over UConn stops a losing streak, but the prior home loss to Providence did occur Wednesday, so Creighton drops a bit.
14 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech (+1) Like Texas, no games over the past week for the Red Raiders. But they'll have their hands full this week with both WVU and LSU on tap.
15 University of Wisconsin-Madison Logo Wisconsin (-2) Rather strange home loss to Ohio State considering how well the Badgers were just three days prior. That's Big Ten basketball, baby!
16 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee (-10) Um, what the hell happened to Tennessee? The class of the SEC has dropped two straight, and neither loss was particularly pretty.
17 Saint Louis University Logo St. Louis (-1) Please, please, please let Tuesday's game against Dayton be played. Saint Louis has been a corpse floating in my top 25 for a month.
18 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia (NEW) WVU returns to play with a solid win over Kansas State, but this jump is more about other top 25 teams losing than WVU winning.
19 Drake University Logo Drake (NEW) Eh, why not? The top 25 is an absolute mess. Let's give some love to the best of the undefeated teams not named Gonzaga or Baylor.
20 University of California, Los Angeles Logo UCLA (-2) An OT loss to Stanford drops UCLA a couple spots, but that's not an awful loss to have on the résumé. Still the leader in the Pac-12.
21 University of Kansas Logo Kansas (-12) Kansas' collapse is even bigger than Tennessee's, though it's come against better opponents. But three losses in a row is never good.
22 Boise State University Logo Boise State (NEW) People should take note of the Broncos. Class of the Mountain West, now on a winning streak of 13 games with a 9-0 conference record.
23 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Logo Illinois (NEW) Does a five-loss Illinois team deserve to get back into the rankings after just beating Penn State? Maybe, maybe not. Tough week.
24 University of Oregon Logo Oregon (-7) Oregon's loss to Oregon State is a lot less defensible than UCLA's loss to Stanford, especially at home. That's a big Q3 résumé stain.
25 Oklahoma State University Logo Oklahoma State (-2) Hard to punish Oklahoma State for a good loss to Baylor. Next 7: UConn, Xavier, Minnesota, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma, USC, Winthrop