University of Texas at Austin LogoOrangePlasma's Ballot for Week 11 of 2020-21

Submitted on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 9:36PM EST
1 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga (-) Drops will be put here because of the lack of room below. [DROPPED: 19. Kansas, 23. Minnesota, 24. Boise State]
2 Baylor University Logo Baylor -
3 Villanova University Logo Villanova -
4 University of Michigan Logo Michigan -
5 University of Houston Logo Houston (+1) Houston's been on a roll. They're a massive leap above the rest of the AAC, and a top 5 team nationally.
6 University of Texas at Austin Logo Texas (-1) Texas shouldn't be judged harshly after a 1-point loss to Oklahoma while missing its head coach and three players.
7 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State (+4) Ohio State did well this week. A close shave over Penn State then a blowout over Michigan State. They have the t-most wins in the B1G.
8 University of Iowa Logo Iowa (-1) Iowa losing on the road by 5 to Illinois isn't an awful loss, by any means. They played well, but Illinois played great.
9 University of Alabama Logo Alabama (-1) Alabama's monstrous streak came to end with a road loss to OU, a five-point loss to a great team on the road is basically expected.
10 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech (-1) Texas Tech got beat by WVU off a buzzer beater, unfortunate but not resume-ruining at all, then pulled off a comeback over LSU.
11 University of Virginia Logo Virginia (-1) UVA sucked towards the end of the game vs. VT, but its UVA's 1st loss in seven games, and this team's overall resume is very good.
12 University of Oklahoma Logo Oklahoma (+10) I'm all in on Oklahoma. With great win over Texas and an even better one over red-hot Alabama, this team now has 4 top 10 wins.
13 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Logo Illinois (+5) Illinois got a great win over Iowa, they shot great and just played good all-around.
14 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia (-1) A win over TTU is always nice, but a home loss to Florida isn't. This team stays top 15 despite this. Other teams did worse.
15 Creighton University Logo Creighton (+1) Seton Hall is better than their 9-7 record, and Creighton just beat them on the road. DePaul (3-7) gave them, but a wins a win.
16 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee (+4) Tennessee followed up a lame 3-point win over Miss. St with a 19-point demolishment of Kansas. Looks like #20 was too low.
17 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Logo Virginia Tech (+8) VT has been low in my poll for a while now, but they just got exactly what they needed. VT took over in the 2nd half over UVA.
18 University of Wisconsin-Madison Logo Wisconsin (-6) Wisconsin lost to Penn State, and they've had a hard time recently, going 3-3 over 6, with the wins over Maryland, NW, and Rutgers.
19 Florida State University Logo Florida State (-4) Florida State is dropping farther than they maybe should, after leapfrogging teams. Their streak was stopped by Georgia Tech, however.
20 Oklahoma State University Logo Oklahoma State (+1) Oklahoma St just picked up a nice conference win over Arkansas, and they continue to be an underrated team.
21 Purdue University Logo Purdue (NR) Purdue's gone 5-1 over their past 6, with the only loss being Michigan, and most recently beating Minnesota.
22 University of Missouri Logo Missouri (-5) Right when Missouri looks legit again, they lose @ Auburn and barely beat TCU. Yes, Sharife Auburn is a different beast, but its a loss
23 University of California, Los Angeles Logo UCLA (NR) 13-3, 1st in the Pac-12, acceptable losses, some good wins... So I'm late to ranked UCLA.
24 Saint Louis University Logo St. Louis (-10) This is a temperament of expectations more so than a drop after losing to Dayton. They were coming off a break... then had to break.
25 University of Southern California Logo USC (NR) Another 13-3 Pac-12 team. I haven't been respecting this conference enough, but USC (and UCLA) are good teams. Ranked teams.