danielshap2's Pre-Season Ballot

1 Kentucky
2 Gonzaga
4 Baylor
5 Houston
6North Carolina
7 Kansas
8 Creighton
11 Texas
14 Texas Tech
16 Arizona
17 Indiana
18 Auburn
19 UConn
21 Alabama
22 Virginia
23 Saint Louis
24 Michigan State
25 Dayton

Overall Rationale

Kentucky returns the top player in college basketball, a top PG in the SEC, multiple returning role players, and top freshmen. Duke returns Roach and has an unbelievable incoming class. UNC is down at 6 because I do not believe in the hype. They were dependent on Manek scoring in some games, and lose him. They do get Nance tho. I see this team similar to what UCLA did last year after making the final four. I believe Texas tech once again has a strong team with a couple transfers that make them a top big 12 candidate and over tcu. I am also high on Wyoming. They have the high scoring duo of Ike and Maldonado, and also get 3 pac 12 transfers in Agbonkpolo, Anderson, and Kyman. That should be a top 25 worthy team and a sure tournament team. Some teams that just missed my cut were: Purdue, Miami, Oregon,and Florida state.