INeedMoreCreativity's Pre-Season Ballot

1 Gonzaga Amazing blend of talent, experience, and returning minutes
2 North Carolina
4 Houston RIP Houston Baptist, you will be missed.
5 Baylor
7 Texas
8 Kansas Talented but very young team. Some returning pieces but not many
9Duke Not a more talented team in the country, but I expect them to have struggles early as they gel
11 Arizona
12 Indiana
14 Creighton
16 Virginia
17 Iowa If only the Iowa Football team could have Iowa's basketball offense.
18 Arkansas Transfer U this year, but still a relatively young team despite it. May take a while to get everyone on the same wavelength
19 Illinois
20Michigan State
21 San Diego State
22 TCU Should be high-scoring with lots of returners. Decent talent too. Not sure I'd bet against some of the coaches whose teams I have higher though.
23 Purdue RIP Purdue Fort Wayne, you will also be missed
24 Texas Tech
25 Memphis

Overall Rationale

I'm looking at talent, returners, coaches, and (to a much lesser degree) recent historical success to inform my opinions for pre-season polls.