Pennsylvania State University LogoMetaKoopa99's Ballot for Week 11 of 2020-21

Submitted on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 11:03PM EST
1 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga (0) Eight. Only eight regular season games stand between Gonzaga and perfection. It's looking more and more likely with each passing day.
2 Baylor University Logo Baylor (0) Baylor also remains perfect, but as mentioned last week, their path to perfection is far more difficult than Gonzaga's. Texas up next.
3 University of Michigan Logo Michigan (0) No games for Michigan last week with the COVID pause. If all goes well, the Wolverines return to action Thursday, Feb. 11 vs. Illinois.
4 University of Houston Logo Houston (+3) Houston continues its reign of terror in the American, knocking out Tulane and tournament hopeful SMU by a combined 45 points. Ya woo.
5 Villanova University Logo Villanova (+1) More of the same for Villanova with a big win at Seton Hall this week. The Wildcats appear to be one of the most complete teams in CBB.
6 University of Alabama Logo Alabama (-1) Alabama's 10-game winning streak may be over, but the Crimson Tide are still undefeated in the SEC and have a borderline 1-seed résumé.
7 University of Texas at Austin Logo Texas (-3) Two losses in the last three games is just a product of the strength of the Big 12, not an indication of the direction Texas is headed.
8 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State (+2) One of the hottest teams in hoops with six wins in their last seven games. But the grind don't stop: A big win at Iowa on Thursday.
9 University of Oklahoma Logo Oklahoma (NEW) Speaking of hot... Oklahoma is absolutely scorching: five straight wins, the last three all over top-10 opponents. Texas Tech is next.
10 Creighton University Logo Creighton (+3) It's hard to rank teams when nearly every one in the 8-18 range lost a game last week! Creighton didn't, so they move up a few spots.
11 University of Iowa Logo Iowa (-3) Back-to-back losses for Iowa, who drops out of my top 10 and six spots in the past two weeks. Chance to rebound vs. OSU on Thursday.
12 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee (+4) Tennessee emphatically stops a losing skid with a 19-point win over Kansas. Vols are back on track as one of the SEC's elite teams.
13 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Logo Illinois (+10) Illinois is elite once again! It took a home win over Iowa to do it, but Ayo Dosunmu and co. are back in the B1G title conversation.
14 University of Missouri Logo Missouri (-5) Not a great week for Mizzou: a loss to Auburn and what would have been a loss to TCU if not for a crazy comeback. This drop seems fair.
15 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech (-1) Similar to Mizzou: a loss to WVU and what would have been a loss to LSU if not for a crazy comeback. Better opponents, so smaller drop.
16 Florida State University Logo Florida State (-5) Florida State backs up its return to the top 25 with... a loss to Georgia Tech. GT isn't terrible, but it's still a bad look for FSU.
17 University of Virginia Logo Virginia (-5) Similar situation for UVA. The Cavaliers just laid down and died in the final 10 minutes against VT. Bad week for the ACC's best.
18 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Logo Virginia Tech (NEW) VT has had its ups and downs, but mostly ups, including the win over Virginia on Saturday. The tournament résumé is coming together.
19 University of Florida Logo Florida (NEW) Florida has been hot, although a lot more quietly than other teams. They have wins over Tennessee and WVU in the past two weeks.
20 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia (-2) Huge win over TTU immediately erased by a loss to Florida. The win is worth more than the loss on the résumé, but not in the rankings.
21 University of California, Los Angeles Logo UCLA (-1) Cronin's Bruins narrowly avoided an upset from noted Pac-12 troublemaker Oregon State to reach 13-3 overall and 9-1 in conference play.
22 Drake University Logo Drake (-3) That win over Illinois State on Sunday was wayyyyy too close for comfort. But the Bulldogs got the job done and remained undefeated.
23 Oklahoma State University Logo Oklahoma State (+2) OSU's résumé received a nice with a win over Arkansas in the Big 12-SEC Challenge. Six Big 12 teams in my top 25, none named Kansas.
24 Purdue University Logo Purdue (NEW) Purdue may have lost to Michigan by 17 recently, but look at these: 19-point win over Minnesota, sweep of OSU, seven Quad 1/2 wins.
25 University of Wisconsin-Madison Logo Wisconsin (-10) Two losses in three games. Bleh! Next 9: USC, Xavier, UConn, Boise State, San Diego State, Oregon, BYU, Loyola-Chi, St. Bonaventure