Oklahoma State University LogoItsAesthus's Ballot for Week 11 of 2020-21

Submitted on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 8:31PM EST
1 Baylor University Logo Baylor Things broke heavily Baylor's way from a resume perspective; Gonzaga entered the week with a clear edge in wins, which has now evaporated.
2 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga As a result of that and the Bears' decent win over Auburn, we'll probably see the #1 Baylor contingent continue to grow.
3 Villanova University Logo Villanova There will probably still be consensus over the top three spots, though, with near-consensus #3 Villanova cruising past Seton Hall.
4 University of Michigan Logo Michigan It's hard to drop Nova for that performance, and hard to boost Michigan for not playing at all, but the debate over #3 should be more open.
5 University of Houston Logo Houston ...especially because Houston, which rolled over Tulane and SMU this week, is making such a strong case to rise further.
6 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee An unexpected winner in a wild week, Tennessee put in a strong showing, wallopping KU to clinch the Big 12–SEC Challenge.
7 University of Texas at Austin Logo Texas Texas seems to be making a habit of putting together high-quality losses. While no loss is truly good, one by a single point to OU is okay.
8 University of Iowa Logo Iowa Just when it seemed Iowa was hitting its stride (5-0 since Christmas, 77+ pts in every game), they lost to Indiana and Illinois. Oh well.
9 University of Missouri Logo Missouri The top five looks pretty familiar, but an upset-heavy week leaves us with a serious drop from the top tiers to Mizzou, who beat TCU in OT.
10 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech The Red Raiders had a rather average week, dropping at WVU by a point and beating LSU close, both games coming on the road.
11 University of Oklahoma Logo Oklahoma Oklahoma's won five straight and doesn't have an unavenged loss since 12/22. They could extend that to 12/9 with a win at Texas Tech Monday.
12 Florida State University Logo Florida State A five-game winning streak for FSU with victories over NC State, UNC, Louisville, Clemson, and Miami was snapped Saturday at Georgia Tech.
13 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Logo Virginia Tech It's a close call between FSU and Virginia Tech for the ACC lead, but the two should settle it on the court in just over a week's time.
14 University of Alabama Logo Alabama Alabama's incredibly hot nine-game winning streak was bound to come to an end at some point, but they played a good OU close in Norman.
15 Drake University Logo Drake The other undefeated Bulldogs are back in action, but three MVC wins by a combined 14 points failed to impress.
16 University of Virginia Logo Virginia Virginia's seven-game winning streaks was one of the longer to end on Saturday, as they were doubled up 44-22 by VT in the second half.
17 University of Southern California Logo USC USC's only loss since the New Year was a two-point decision at Oregon State, avenged on Thursday. They're now 12-3, 7-2 in the Pac-12.
18 University of California, Los Angeles Logo UCLA UCLA rebounded from their first post-Christmas loss by keeping Oregon State at arm's length throughout the second half on Saturday.
19 Oklahoma State University Logo Oklahoma State Cade Cunningham returned in emphatic fashion to lead a back-and-forth win over Arkansas in Gallagher-Iba Arena.
20 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State Ohio State kept up their winning ways, taking their seventh straight at home against Michigan State.
21 University of Oregon Logo Oregon Oregon's played just one game since January 9, an eleven-point loss to rival Oregon State some eight days ago.
22 University of Florida Logo Florida Florida knocked off West Virginia in Morgantown to stake their tenth win and lay a firm claim to best of the rest in the SEC.
23 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia While the Mountaineers dropped Saturday's game against Florida, they also added a comeback win over Texas Tech behind Miles McBride.
24 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Logo Illinois Illinois finally delivered a big win in the Big Ten, shocking then-#7 Iowa to storm back into the top 25.
25 St. Bonaventure University Logo St. Bonaventure At 9-1 in the A-10, the St. Bonaventure Bonnies wrapped up a perfect 7-0 January record by beating George Mason 84-67 on Saturday.