My weekly AP top 25 ballot
So many losses among the top 25 last week. I watched one (in disbelief) myself on Saturday in Pickens County, S.C.
Ohio State went from the top 5 to two losses. Conference games can be brutal. So can road games. North Carolina knows that all to well. Duke, too. That's why I dropped UNC out of my top 25 last week and Duke suffered the same consequence this week.
Saint Louis, which has won 10 games in a row and is 6-0 in true road games this season, did enough to get my attention with those two facts.
I ignored Pittsburgh throughout the season's first two months because I was unimpressed with the Panthers schedule. But Pitt has started its initial ACC schedule strong, including a win over N.C. State in Raleigh at PNC Arena.
And Louisiana Tech? Yep. Notice its win at Oklahoma.
So with all that data in mind, here's the ballot I submitted to the Associated Press:
4. Michigan State
5. Wichita State
8. San Diego State
9. Iowa State
11. Oklahoma State
16. Ohio State
21. Saint Louis
23. Louisiana Tech