University of Montana Logoshartney's Ballot for Preseason of 2017-18

Submitted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 11:33AM EDT
1 Duke University Logo Duke If Grayson can stay on the floor they are hard to beat, top recruiting class
2 Michigan State University Logo Michigan State Myles Bridges returning for Sophomore year
3 University of Arizona Logo Arizona This team is oozing with talent, both returning and incoming freshman
4 University of Kansas Logo Kansas Good blend of veterans around an incoming McDonald's all american
5 University of Kentucky Logo Kentucky Another young team but the best recruiting class yet again. Coach Cal likes his young players and knows how to use them
6 Wichita State University Logo Wichita State Opposite reasoning on Kentucky. Veteran team of try-hards
7 Villanova University Logo Villanova Always solid
8 West Virginia University Logo West Virginia They have depth
9 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo North Carolina It's UNC
10 University of Florida Logo Florida Young team but return top player in KeVaughn Allen
11 University of Miami (Florida) Logo Miami (FL) Newton's time to shine
12 University of Minnesota Logo Minnesota Now the top Coach Pitino in CBB
13 Gonzaga University Logo Gonzaga Don't think they will have a championship game hangover
14 University of Cincinnati Logo Cincinnati Young but talented
15 Xavier University Logo Xavier Trevon Bluiett
16 University of Notre Dame Logo Notre Dame Will Colson average another double double?
17 University of Southern California Logo USC Return top 7 players in points and minutes per game
18 University of Virginia Logo Virginia Top 5 coach in the nation
19 University of California, Los Angeles Logo UCLA Lost a lot but reloaded
20 University of Louisville Logo Louisville Lost their coach but not their talent
21 University of Wisconsin-Madison Logo Wisconsin Good recruiting class that Gard is actually going to use from year 1
22 Purdue University Logo Purdue Will Haas finally step up?
23 University of Alabama Logo Alabama Not just a football school
24 University of Texas at Austin Logo Texas Will they finally get the most out of their talented players?
25 Northwestern University Logo Northwestern Solid roster, return top 5 scorers