Duke University Logobyzantiums's Ballot for Week 10 of 2021-22

Submitted on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 11:14PM EST
1 Baylor University Logo Baylor =. Looked beatable, but wasn't beaten. There are no true juggernauts this season, but they're closest.
2 University of Arizona Logo Arizona +2. Took care of business.
3 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga +2. Pepperdine is bad, but that was a shellacking.
4 University of California, Los Angeles Logo UCLA +2. Looked shaky coming off the COVID pause. But unlike Duke, came away with 2 wins.
5 Auburn University Logo Auburn +3. Is anyone playing better than Auburn right now?
6 Duke University Logo Duke -4. Two shaky home games coming off the COVID pause. Not concerning long-term, but a bad stretch nonetheless.
7 University of Kansas Logo Kansas =. Really poor defensive showing against a terrible Texas Tech offense.
8 University of Southern California Logo USC +2. Unlike about every other top team in the country, they didn't lose this week.
9 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky +3. I'm moving them up, sue me. Lost a close short-handed road game against a good team, looked unstoppable in their other game.
10 Purdue University Logo Purdue -8. Butler game is Purdue's only convincing win since Iowa back on December 3rd.
11 Louisiana State University Logo LSU +12. Had the best week in the country...
12 University of Wisconsin-Madison Logo Wisconsin +5. Except for Wisconsin. Still think LSU is better though.
13 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State =. Slowly working their way through the entire back half of the conference.
14 Villanova University Logo Villanova +4. Does anyone want to play this team right now?
15 Iowa State University Logo Iowa State -4. Double digit loss to a solid OU team, could be worse.
16 Xavier University Logo Xavier -1. Nice road win, got burned by other movement.
17 University of Houston Logo Houston +4. Dinged them too much post-injuries, Carlton is a monster.
18 Ohio State University Logo Ohio State -9. Two ugly performances.
19 Seton Hall University Logo Seton Hall =. Nice wins.
20 Texas Tech University Logo Texas Tech +4. Can't fault them too much for losing @ISU, turned around and knocked off Kansas.
21 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Logo Illinois NEW. Probably should've been ranked last week.
22 University of Tennessee Logo Tennessee =. Is there a less interesting good team in the country?
23 University of Oklahoma Logo Oklahoma NEW. Would I expect the 24th ranked team to lose by a few @Baylor and then beat ISU at home? Probably.
24 Loyola University Chicago Logo Loyola Chicago NEW. Dropped out: Virginia Tech (19), UConn (20), Michigan (15), Illinois (10), Maryland (24), Oregon (23), Xavier (25).
25 San Diego State University Logo San Diego State Dropped out: Providence, Alabama, Colorado State, Texas.