finalfourcuse's Week 3 Ballot

1 Houston Terrance Arcenaux is blossoming. Scored 15 off the bench vs Oregon on Sunday.
2 North Carolina Appeared to be in better shape on Sunday against James Madison.
3Kansas Huge win for the Jayhawks over Duke.
4 Texas Texas simply dominated Gonzaga and looked like a contender.
5 Virginia RIP Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr. and D'Sean Perry.
6Gonzaga After being manhandled by Texas, the Bulldogs bounced back and destroyed Kentucky.
7 Creighton Highly effective offense, although be sure to questions their ranking as this team is untested. Will face an elite Texas Tech defense on Monday.
8 Baylor After losing to Virginia, Baylor took a key win against UCLA.
9Michigan State Michigan State took advantage of their opportunity by beating Kentucky in double OT.
10Indiana Nice win for Indiana at Xavier. Trayce Jackson-Davis performed at an elite level.
11 Arizona They look the part but haven't faced any high level competition yet. An 11 ranking is tentative.
12 Arkansas Arkansas has performed well, but their non conference schedule is disappointing. This team will be a mystery until the SEC season begins.
13Illinois Tough loss to UVA but Terrence Shannon's performance against UCLA is a positive for the Illini.
14 San Diego State The Aztecs have taken care of business so far. They'll face Ohio State tonight.
15Duke Down a few pegs after losing to Kansas.
16 UConn They've dominated weaker competition so far. The Huskies have a tougher slate coming up, but they seem ready.
17 Alabama Alabama looks ready to roll. They play Michigan State on Turkey Day.
18 Kentucky Two big opportunities for Kentucky, but they drop games to Michigan State and Gonzaga.
19 UCLA Drop a tough pair to Baylor and Illinois.
20Saint Mary's The Gaels have been elite defensively so far.
21 Tennessee Not much to go off of. The Vols have played just three games.
22 Auburn Looked particularly good against Winthrop.
23 Texas Tech Texas Tech gets their first big test against Creighton on Monday.
24 Purdue Nice win against Marquette. Zach Edey has been as good as advertised.
25 Charleston What a great week. Wins against Richmond, Davidson, Colorado and then Virginia Tech.

Overall Rationale

Also Considered: Mississippi State, Iowa, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Toledo, Saint Louis, Miami FL, Penn State, Utah State, Arizona State